• Bridges

  • Dental bridges can benefit patients who have one or more missing teeth. They are special devices that help restore the look and function of your smile. While many individuals are concerned about how missing teeth can change their appearance, they don’t always consider the negative effects it can have on their oral health. Your remaining teeth will try to compensate for the missing ones and move into the vacant spaces, causing issues with your bite and damaging the surrounding teeth. Missing teeth can also trigger other problems like speech impediments, TMJ disorder, tooth decay, and bone loss. There are several types of dental bridges, each offering a unique purpose. Depending on your specific dental needs, Dr. Heath or one of his team members will help determine the right kind of bridge for you.

    When you are getting your bridge installed, it’s common that we will need to resize or reshape your neighboring teeth to place the bridge. We will then put crowns on the teeth that are going to help support your bridge. Front teeth are generally replaced with a resin-bonded bridge. In order to hold your bridge, it’s important your gums and remaining teeth don’t many fillings and are healthy and strong.

    Dr. Heath and his team can help restore the look, function, and health of your smile with a dental bridge. Call us today at (405) 682-0609 to schedule an appointment.