For patients who are missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Palmer and Dr. Barton may suggest a dental bridge in Durham, North Carolina. A dental bridge will restore the functionality of your smile. We invite you to contact Desiree T. Palmer, DMD, PA and Associates today for more information and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete the dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
Restoring your ability to speak, eat, and chew as normal
Alleviating excess stress on the bite
Improving the shape and volume of your face
Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position