What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is an appliance that closes gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and use crowns with pontics in between. The teeth on either side of the gap are called abutment teeth. Crowns are made for these teeth with one or more replacement teeth, or pontics, in between. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an adjacent tooth on one side of the gap. Maryland bonded bridges are supported by a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to your natural teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of bridge is the right choice for your smile.

Do I need a dental bridge?

If you have gaps left by missing teeth and would like to restore your smile, Dr. Gregory G. Oman may recommend a dental bridge in Bountiful, Utah. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly, but dental bridges can restore those functions. If many teeth are missing, your facial muscles may sag, making you look older. Dental bridges also prevent this from happening and fill out your face shape. By replacing missing teeth, our dentist can redistribute the forces of your bite properly. Filling gaps in your mouth with dental bridges can prevent teeth from drifting out of place as well. To find out if dental bridges are for you, please contact the office of Gregory G. Oman DDS, PC today!