All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining proper tooth alignment. When you lose teeth, they need to be replaced to maintain the proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are many options for correcting tooth loss. Dr. John Tortora and Dr. Travis Smith offer dental bridges to replace your teeth and restore your smile. Call us at 732-295-1616 for more information about dental bridges in Brick, New Jersey, and to schedule your consultation with our dentists.
A bridge is a dental device used to replace missing teeth. It can be fixed or removable. Bridges are applied by placing crowns on the adjacent natural teeth (also called abutment teeth), or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth.
Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a dental bridge. If you are missing one or more teeth, you are likely already aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Bridges help support your lips and cheeks. For example, the loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older. Wearing a bridge can prevent or alleviate this problem. Bridges also minimize the risk of gum disease, which has proven to be one of the worse side effects of missing teeth.
Dental bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal to create a natural appearance and a very durable bridge.
Contact us today to learn more about dental bridges and schedule your appointment at the office of John J. Tortora, DDS.