If you're living with one or more compromised or missing adjacent teeth, a dental bridge in Sartell, MN, could be an ideal tooth replacement option.
Typically made of ceramic porcelain, a bridge uses two anchor crowns to support one or more prosthetic teeth in between. Our dentists can design and customize the porcelain to match your surrounding teeth, so your bridge blends perfectly with your smile.
Your bridge is a fixed appliance that looks natural and restores the function you missed when you endured tooth loss. It also provides the added benefit of keeping neighboring teeth aligned. Without a tooth replacement, surrounding teeth begin to move and shift into the open spaces causing tooth and bite misalignment that can become problematic.
If you've lost several adjacent teeth, our dentists may also recommend an implant-supported bridge to provide more stability. Dental implants are the anchors for this type of bridge, holding the prosthetic teeth in between. In addition, implants offer stable support and better longevity for your bridge by keeping your bone from deteriorating, which can happen over time after root loss.
If you'd like to learn more about dental bridges and other tooth replacement options, contact our Sartell dental office at (320) 331-3000.