When one or more teeth are missing, an option for correcting the problem is to create a "bridge" to join several teeth together. Dental bridges not only fill the space, but also create greater strength by splinting weakened teeth together.
Dental bridges are secured in place either by a dental crown or dental implants. The neighboring teeth must be health and strong to support a dental crown and bridge restoration. Likewise, dental implants are only possible if there is sufficient bone structure to support the artificial root.
Dental bridges can be made of entirely tooth-colored porcelain, gold, or a combination to provide the best results. Depending on where in the mouth the dental bridge will be located, Doctors DuPont and Wilkerson will select a material that is most appropriate and durable.
Dental bridges have a long history of predictable engineering success and, with proper care and maintenance, offer a solution that can last a lifetime.
Contact us to find out if a dental bridge is the right solution for you.