Bridge that Gap!
Dental bridges are used to fill a gap between two teeth. The false tooth, called pontic, is attached to two crowned abutment teeth on either side of the gap. A bridge can also have metal or porcelain “wings” attached on both sides of the supporting teeth.
If you have a missing tooth and have neglected to fill the gap it created, you may develop one or several of the following conditions:
- Cavities (tooth decay)
- Gum disease
- Chewing complications
- Pronunciation difficulties
- Distorted smile or shape of your face
- Displacement of natural teeth around and above the gap
Act fast. Call us for a bridge evaluation before other problems arise.