What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges work by permanently joining an artificial tooth, called a pontic, to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Drs. Packard and Packard, our skilled dentists, may suggest a dental bridge to:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Restore lost facial shape and volume
  • Prevent natural teeth from abnormally shifting
  • Distribute stress on your bite

There are many types of dental bridges, and our knowledgeable dental team will help determine which is best for you. Most commonly, a traditional dental bridge is used. A dental bridge in Ellensburg, Washington generally consists of two dental crowns and a pontic. The crowns are placed on the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to anchor the pontic. Once ensured for a perfect fit, the dental bridge is cemented into place. Dental bridges are especially useful for replacing several teeth that are missing in a row. For more information about dental bridges, contact Creekside Dental Ellensburg today. We are excited to help restore your smile and your confidence!