In conjunction with crowns, a bridge actually affixes the crown to the missing tooth’s neighboring teeth, allowing the correction become one with your natural smile. Bridges can be either permanently attached (fixed) or removable. Fixed bridges are installed by either placing crowns on the adjacent teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the adjacent teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps. Removable bridges, as the name implies, can be taken out and cleaned.Oral function and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge supports your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your cheeks to sink and your face to look older. In addition, increased risk of gum disease has proven to be one of the worst side effects of missing teeth and can be minimized with a bridge.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and are very proud of the positive changes we make for our patients. Please call our Cincinnati office to explore our crown and bridge options.