A Dental bridge prevents the consequences of shifting teeth, and restores full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth.
When teeth are missing, a series of changes impact your overall dental health and jaw function may begin to develop. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth.
It is therefore important to replace either the single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing from this area.
Our dentists at Chesapeake Smiles Dental replace the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “Pontics”. Supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth and Can be made of porcelain bakes on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials developed.
Once fabricated and fitted, a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed” or cemented into place.