Dental Bridges

Explanation of Dental Bridges - Cedar Rapids Dentist

If you are missing one or more teeth, Family SmileCare Center can restore your mouth, and maintain the position of your other teeth with a dental bridge.

When a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt toward the empty space, or the teeth on the opposite side of the jaw may move up or down toward the space. This places stress on the teeth and tissues in your mouth that can cause further damage.

A dental bridge helps maintain the natural shape of your face, the supporting structures and apposing teeth, so nobody will know you are missing teeth. That is why it is so important to get your teeth fixed by a cosmetic dentist as soon as you can.

A fixed dental bridge must have a natural tooth on both sides of the space. Each tooth is prepared to receive a crown that holds the false tooth. The bridge will be cemented into place and instructions are given on how to clean around your new teeth.

Call Family SmileCare Center at 319-362-8657 today, and your smile will light up the room again.