Many people who are missing teeth feel embarrassed to smile, laugh, or talk. They may even have trouble eating. Missing teeth often cause pain and can lead to more serious problems. In Nashville, TN, Dr. Clint Newman provides dental bridges to qualified patients who experience these problems in order to restore their smiles and renew their confidence.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are permanent solutions to replacing missing teeth. By inserting a fixed bridge between the two teeth on either side of a gap, dental bridges hold an artificial tooth.
Bridges are used to:
- Close the gaps left by missing teeth
- Prevent teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore the aesthetics of the mouth
- Improve chewing and speaking ability
- Replace a temporary restoration with a permanent solution
There are several types of dental bridges provided by Dr. Newman, and during your consultation you and he will establish which option is best suited for your situation. Traditionally, bridges are made up of porcelain and metal and include two crowns that anchor to the teeth surrounding a gap. An artificial tooth (pontic) fills the space from which the tooth is missing.