Dental Bridges

Lifelike Dental Bridges to Replace Lost Teeth

When you’ve lost a tooth, the effect that it can have on your smile’s appearance and your overall confidence can sometimes overshadow the impact that it can have on your oral health. For example, the loss can distort your bite’s balance, exposing your remaining teeth to undue pressure. Your other teeth can also be at risk of shifting out of place, experiencing tooth decay, and being more likely to need restorative treatment. By replacing your lost tooth with a dental bridge, you can avoid many of these consequences and regain your full, healthy smile.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge consists of two important parts – your replacement tooth (or pontic) and one or two supportive dental crowns. Both the pontic and crowns are designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth, making your bridge blend in almost seamlessly with your smile. To support the pontic, the bridge is bonded in place by securing the dental crowns to the healthy teeth, known as abutment teeth, adjacent to the missing tooth.

Can Implants Support a Bridge?

In some cases, we may suggest replacing a tooth with a dental implant-supported restoration. If you’ve lost a single tooth, then a dental implant and crown may be able to replace it without needing the help of abutment teeth. If you’ve lost multiple adjacent teeth, then we can design a bridge with the appropriate number of pontics and support it on one or more dental implant posts.

Replace your lost tooth with a bridge

A lost tooth can affect your smile for life, but with a custom dental bridge, you can replace it and restore your healthy smile. To schedule an appointment, call Elm Creek Dental in Maple Grove, MN, at (763) 416-0606. We also proudly serve the residents of Brooklyn Park, Rogers, Elk River, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Wayzata, and all surrounding communities.