If you have lost one or more teeth, you have likely noticed a negative impact on your smile. Losing a tooth can affect your ability to speak and eat as normal, as well as your self-esteem and confidence in your appearance. At Dr. Rachel Meyer’s dental office, we provide dental bridges as an option to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile to its full potential. A dental bridge is a restoration made up of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth. The artificial tooth, which is called a pontic, is held in place by the dental crowns, which are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap left by the missing tooth. A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) restoration, so you can feel confident that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose in your mouth.
A dental bridge is designed to look and function like your natural teeth. Our skilled dentist may recommend a bridge to improve your smile by:
- Restoring the shape and volume of your face
- Alleviating uneven stress on the bite
- Improving your ability to properly eat and speak
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile as a whole
- Preventing the remaining teeth from shifting
To learn more about our tooth replacement options, and to discover whether a dental bridge in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is right for your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.