When one or more teeth are missing, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. Dr. Stephen R. Hooper, Dr. Stephen Tyer or Dr. Christopher G. Hooper will help you determine which type of dental bridge is right for your individual dental needs. We invite you to call Hooper Family Dentistry to learn more about dental bridges in Bossier City, Louisiana, and to make your appointment with our experienced dentists.
A bridge is a dental restoration that can be used to replace either a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. Dental bridges are non-removable restorations, providing your smile with a stable, lasting restoration. A custom bridge can be made of solid gold, porcelain fused to gold, or metal-free ceramic. A bridge can prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting, restore the appearance of your smile, and improve your ability to speak and eat as normal.
A dental bridge is supported by the neighboring healthy teeth or implants. Each bridge is made up of two dental crowns and one to three prosthetic (artificial) teeth. The teeth next to the gap are prepared to receive the dental crowns, and the bridge is custom made at a dental laboratory to fit your smile. The dental crowns are attached to these abutment teeth to stabilize and anchor the artificial teeth.
If you are missing one tooth or several teeth, a dental bridge might be what you need to restore your oral health and function. Call our office today to learn more!