A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Bridges help maintain the shape of your face and also improve your ability to chew. When permanently cemented they look and feel like natural teeth. They also prevent your other teeth from shifting, which in turn prevents breaking and bone loss.
An implant and implant restoration can be placed to serve as a support for a fixed bridge if sound natural teeth are not available on either side of the gap. This combination of a time tested restorative technique with modern implant technology offers a new and exciting way to restore missing teeth.
At Murphy Family Dental our doctors share a combined 50 plus years of experience in the placement of fixed bridges, along with up to date training and experience in implant technology. If you have missing teeth, call for a consultation and let our doctors explore your alternatives with you.