A dental bridge offers an effective way for patients to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth that are right next to each other. Dr. Ledbetter is able to replace multiple missing teeth by using a bridge. Dental bridges literally “bridge the gap” that is created by one or more missing teeth.
A lost tooth is another serious complication that we need to address as quickly as possible. You may feel self-conscious about your smile or even have trouble chewing comfortably. A gap in your smile also allows adjacent teeth to drift into the open space, become unstable, and potentially lead to further tooth loss.
A dental bridge is an affordable tooth-replacement that helps our Ardmore and Wynnewood patients smile again with confidence. If you can picture a suspension bridge, you have an idea of how a dental bridge works. Healthy teeth on either side of the space act as support, and suspend an artificial tooth called a pontic between them. The pontic sits in the open space to restore function and appearance to your smile.