What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental restoration we may recommend to replace a single missing tooth or a couple of teeth that are missing in a row. The dental bridge is composed of an artificial replacement tooth and two dental crowns. Our dentist places the crowns on the natural teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns act as anchors to hold the artificial tooth, called a pontic, in place. Bridges are fixed restorations, meaning that they are non-removable and will not easily come loose or shift.

Do I need a dental bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Natalie B. McCarthy may recommend a dental bridge as one of our replacement options. We offer a number of options for replacing missing teeth to meet your individual needs and preferences. A dental bridge in Greenville, North Carolina, can improve your smile by:

  • Preventing the natural teeth that remain from shifting out of position
  • Improving your ability to properly speak and eat
  • Enhancing the beauty of your smile
  • Relieving excessive stress on your bite

To learn more about bridges and their benefits, we invite you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to restoring your full, beautiful smile.