Dental Bridges

Grand Rapids Restorative Dentist

Grand Rapids Dental Bridges DentistDental bridges are used to bridge the gap caused by one or more missing teeth — as one or more artificial teeth are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support.

Our Grand Rapids dentists at Precision Family Dental will use a bridge to replace the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically.

A dental bridge usually consists of two bridges for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and secure the false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, composite resins or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges can also be supported by natural teeth and by implants.

How Dental Bridges Work

Bridgework is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear and esthetics.

Bridgework is as much an art as it is an exact science!

It’s important to understand that your teeth are held in place by tooth roots and surrounding teeth. This means that when you lose a tooth, the teeth surrounding the gap will begin to tilt toward the open space. If you have recently had a tooth extracted or fall out, your dentist may recommend a dental bridge to prevent further tooth loss.

To learn more about our dental bridge treatments or to request an appointment with our Grand Rapids family dentist Adam Piotrowski DDS, please contact us here or call our office directly at (616) 207-1280. At Precision Family Dental, we are dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles after tooth loss with dental bridges and other dental restorations