When you have gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, Dr. Robert P. Sherman may recommend a dental bridge in Leawood, Kansas. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of two dental crowns with one or more false teeth, or pontics, in between. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, anchoring the bridge in place.
Dental bridges are very advantageous to your smile. They restore the beauty and function of your smile. Bridges can restore the ability to eat and speak properly that may have been lost because of missing teeth. When you lose teeth, the muscles in your face may begin to sag, making you look older; placing replacement teeth in your smile through the use of a dental bridge helps to maintain your facial shape. In many cases, teeth will begin to shift out of position if there are spaces in your smile. Bridging any gaps in your smile will prevent your natural teeth from drifting.
To find out if dental bridges are right for you and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact our dental office today. We are eager to serve you and your smile!