If your smile is marred by gaps left by missing teeth, Dr. James D. Powell may recommend a dental bridge in Palmdale, California. A dental bridge is made up of a replacement tooth with a dental crown on either side to anchor it in place. By placing the crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap, referred to as abutment teeth, dental bridges close spaces between teeth. Dental bridges can do the following:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore the ability to chew and speak properly
  • Maintain the proper shape of your face
  • Properly distribute your bite
  • Prevent natural teeth from shifting

There are three main types of dental bridges. Traditional bridges, the most common bridge type, use a crown for each abutment tooth with a replacement tooth in between. Cantilever bridges are not used very commonly. They are employed when there is only one abutment tooth. Maryland bonded bridges are supported by a metal or porcelain framework. The wings of the framework are used to bond the bridge to your existing teeth.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. We are committed to meeting all of your dental needs!