Fixed Dental Bridge

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 03/24/2015

Dental bridges are used to hold restorations such as dental crowns in the place of one or more missing teeth. The most common type of dental bridge is called a fixed bridge and relies on dental crowns placed over adjacent teeth to restore strength and beauty to the smile.

Fixed bridges use a wing to hold restorations in place. This wing is attached to the back of dental crowns on both sides of a space for optimal security. By attaching the wing to crowns instead of natural teeth, Visalia dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake helps protect those teeth from damage and strain that could result from supporting your restoration. This placement also hides the structural portion of the bridge, making only the natural-looking restoration noticeable to others.

A dental bridge can restore bite tension and aesthetics to the smile. Once placed, your dental bridge will also:

  • Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
  • Reduce uneven wear on natural teeth
  • Restore complete biting, chewing, and speaking abilities

What’s more, unlike dentures, a dental bridge requires no adhesives and will not slip or fall out at inopportune times. Dr. Miyake would be happy to discuss all of the benefits offered by bridges and porcelain dental crowns during your next appointment.

To schedule your smile restoration consultation, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today. We welcome patients from Madera, Visalia, and surrounding communities.