A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile
If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also restores your smile by preventing remaining teeth from shifting into a position that is unattractive or hurtful. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns.
A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring crowned teeth and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the supporting teeth and the location of the gap relative to your other teeth. If healthy adjacent teeth aren’t available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, a removable partial denture or implant-supported prosthesis is recommended. With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to 10 years.
Change Your Smile… Change Your Life. Your health AND your confidence result from an exquisite smile. Schedule today to explore the dozens of options for dazzling teeth. Our serene, spa-like office in Lansing serves Grand Ledge, Holt, Okemos, East Lansing, and neighboring communities with unrivaled personal service for life-changing smiles.