Fixed Bridge Replacing Single Missing Back Tooth
X-ray of Fixed Bridge Shown To The Left
Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps and spaces in your teeth? Dr. Scott R. Adishian may recommend a dental bridge in Pasadena, California. Fixed dental bridges, which are commonly called “fixed partial dentures,” are restorations that are permanently cemented in place. A fixed dental bridge restores your smile by bridging the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. They may be used in situations where dental crowns are needed on the teeth adjacent to a missing tooth. The replacement tooth (called a pontic) is attached between the dental crowns on the adjacent teeth (called abutments). A fixed bridge will also stabilize the adjacent teeth (abutments) which may drift out of alignment if they are left unattached. Replacing one or more missing teeth with a dental bridge will restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. You will again be able to chew and speak properly. A fixed dental bridge will maintain your face shape and restore your bite.
If the adjacent teeth are not in need of crowns, a dental implant is usually used so that the adjacent teeth do not have to be modified by unnecessary drilling.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.