A dental bridge is one of the types of tooth replacement we offer at Hurd Family Dental. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning that it is non-removable and is intended to be a long-lasting restoration for your smile. Dental bridges consist of two dental crowns and one (or more) artificial replacement teeth. The artificial tooth, which is called a pontic, is supported by the crowns. The crowns are placed on the teeth next to the gap in order to anchor the restoration in place. Dental bridges are created to look just like your natural teeth and can be made of tooth-colored materials for a natural-looking, aesthetic restoration. Dr. Francis Hurd, our experienced dentist, may suggest a bridge to improve your smile by:
Preventing the remaining teeth from moving into the space left by the missing tooth
Improving your ability to properly eat, chew, and speak
Restoring the shape and volume of your face
Alleviating stress on the bite
Enhancing the beauty of your smile
In most cases, your dental bridge in Lee's Summit, Missouri can be finished in only two visits to our comfortable dental office. We welcome you to call or visit us today to discover whether a dental bridge is right for your smile!