bridge

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.