Dental bridges are fixed dental appliances used to replace one or more teeth after they have fallen out or been extracted. The bridge got its name from the method it uses to restore your smile; a new tooth is prepared, called a pontic, and used to literally bridge the empty space left by a missing tooth. Dr. A. Gregory Sohrweide and our dental team are able to offer a variety of dental bridges, depending on your individual needs and goals.
The most common type of dental bridge is made from two dental crowns and a pontic. The teeth adjacent to the missing gap are prepared to receive the crowns by being lightly reshaped. Once your dental bridge has been created, our dentist will then put it in place, with the crowns fitting over the prepared teeth, to anchor the pontic in the middle. We also have dental bridges in Baldwinsville, New York, to replace front teeth and that can be used when there are no teeth on one side of the gap.
With a dental bridge, no one needs to know you ever lost a tooth. To restore the beauty and health of your smile with dental bridges, we invite you to contact our dental office today for more information. We hope to hear from you soon!