A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth, giving you an attractive, functional smile. It consists of a filler tooth supported by dental crowns on teeth adjacent to the space. The dental bridge is made of durable aesthetic –
ceramic that looks like your natural teeth, and can last for a decade or more.
Fitting a dental bridge depends on the skill and experience of the dentist. With over 25 years as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kenneth Siegel has helped many people get great results with dental bridges in Blue Bell. And his training in neuromuscular dentistry means he knows how to place bridges that are comfortable and don’t interfere with the smooth function of your bite.
Why Dental Bridges?
If you have lost a tooth, it is important to replace that tooth to prevent damage to other teeth and future tooth loss. A missing tooth affects the balance of forces in your mouth and can cause:
- Additional stress on other teeth, leading to fractures
- Shifting of teeth that are not braced by adjacent teeth
- Ineffective chewing
- Poor bite, which can lead to TMJ
In addition, a gap can make your teeth harder to clean, leading to gum disease and tooth decay.
A dental bridge is a good tooth replacement option, but in some cases a dental implant may be recommended. A dental bridge may be best if:
During your consultation, we will talk about your options and help you decide if a dental bridge is best for you.