SERVING GRIFFIN AND HAMPTON AS YOUR FAMILY DENTIST
If you’ve lost a tooth, a large gap in your smile can create significant problems for your dental health if left uncorrected. Gradually, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move into the gap resulting in discomfort, pain and more problems in the future.
A fixed bridge can correct the problem. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth surrounding the gap, crowns are created for them. A prosthetic tooth (or pontic) is fused between the crowns. Fixed bridges literally “bridge the gap” in your smile. Your dentist creates a functional, life-like bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite and alleviate your discomfort.
Your Allred Family dentist will customize an inlay or onlay to fill the space left behind when the part of your tooth is removed.