Are you embarrassed by gaps and spaces in your smile? Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dr. Anthony Gonzalez may recommend a dental bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas. A dental bridge is made of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (abutment teeth) and a false tooth in between. The false tooth is called a pontic. It can be made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are anchored by natural abutment teeth or implants. Bridges can do the following to improve your smile:
- Restore your smile’s appearance
- Improve your ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Properly distribute your bite
- Prevent your natural teeth from drifting
When placing a dental bridge, our dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This allows room for crowns to be placed over them. Impressions of the teeth, as well as those above or below, are made so the dental bridge can be constructed. When the bridge is ready, our dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before permanently cementing it in place.
We invite you to contact our practice today to learn more and to set up your next appointment.Appointments