A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Robert Seaman has been providing patients with quality bridgework in Johnson County, Ks for over 30 years. Read on to learn more about this naturally looking and functioning option for replacing your missing tooth/teeth.
A bridge is similar to multiple crowns fused together, except the replacement tooth is a solid replica of the tooth it is replacing. In order to utilize fixed bridgework to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, it is necessary to have either healthy teeth to support the bridge or implants to provide support. Whether it is your natural teeth or one or more implants the bridge is connected to, once the bridge is cemented into place it will look and function just as your teeth once did. Our bridges are made with porcelain fused to a noble metal or all porcelain, which gives us the ability to shade and shape the units of the bridge to match your remaining teeth or resemble the teeth you once had. Fixed bridges are a longer term solution to replacing missing teeth than removable partials dentures and can last you 10 – 15 years before replacement may be necessary.
We encourage you to contact Seaman Family Dentistry to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule your next appointment. Below is a short video about dental bridges, to demonstrate how they are done.
Implant Supported Crown & Bridge
A dental bridge is not the only option available to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. If you are missing a single tooth, then you may want to consider an implant secured crown. Or, if you are missing many teeth in an arch you may also consider a partial denture (either a traditional one or one secured with precision attachments).”
If you are not sure you should replace your missing tooth or teeth, please watch the short video below and/or contact our office to schedule a complete examination and x-rays with Dr. Robert Seaman to discuss the options of tooth replacement which will work for your situation.
Missing Teeth: When Teeth are Not Replaced