If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge can be created to restore your smile. Bridges are a permanent dental appliance that should look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and allow your teeth to function normally. As the name suggests, a bridge is actually fixed to the neighboring teeth of missing tooth with aesthetically pleasing crowns. This allows the bridge to seamlessly blend in with your natural smile.
If teeth are missing, the teeth remaining in the mouth will begin to change position. This can lead to numerous oral problems, including the loss of additional teeth. A fixed bridge, when in place, will help prevent the teeth from shifting and also stabilize your bite. If you are qualified to receive a dental implant, the dentist can also anchor your bridge or crown to that dental implant for a stable, secure foundation.
To learn more about crowns or bridges, please call our Yuba City dental office soon. We will be happy to answer your questions and we always welcome inquiries from new patients.