Ellis Family Dentistry | Bridges in Hopewell

Ellis Family Dentistry

 

Cosmetic, Preventative, and Restorative Dentistry

(804) 458-6733    

Our Services
 




Bridges

A bridge is one of your options for replacement when you have a missing tooth or teeth.  The replacement of these missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain proper  function.  Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth. When missing teeth are not replaced, adjacent teeth often "drift" into the open area, and teeth above or below begin to "super-erupt," rising out of the bone and gum to fill the space.

A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures.  A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the natural teeth on either side of the gap.  This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation for strength.  In certain cosmetic situation, the foundation can also be attractive ceramic or zirconia.  Once a bridge is done, it is extremely important to maintain proper home care and regular dental visits in order to keep decay from getting into the structure.

 
 
 
Hopewell Dentist | Bridges. Jonathan Ellis is a Hopewell Dentist.