Dental Bridges

Dr. Ishimoto - Dental BridgeMany factors can cause you to lose teeth, including gum disease, tooth decay, mouth injuries, and even simple wear over time. A gap in your smile is not only unappealing, it can also lead to dental health problems if it isn’t corrected. Eventually, your bite pressure may become uneven and spread out to other parts of your mouth to compensate for the missing teeth. One consequence of an uneven bite is that surrounding teeth may shift into spaces left by missing teeth, which could leave you with pain and discomfort. Shifting teeth may also cause other health problems, such as bone loss. Dentistry Lahaina offers porcelain bridges, which “bridge” the gap in your smile by connecting both sides of teeth. Dentistry Lahaina can give you a functional bridge that will refresh your smile, improve your bite, and remedy your discomfort. And your bridge will look and feel exactly like real teeth!

The first step of the bridging process is the creation of two crowns for the teeth closest to the gap on both sides. Once the crowns have been placed, a prosthetic tooth, or pontic, will be fused between the crowns and fill the gap. Your porcelain bridge is supported by teeth on both sides of the gap, ensuring that your artificial teeth remain firmly in place and making your bridge a lasting restoration. As semi-permanent dental restorations, dental bridges can only be removed by dental professionals.

Maui and Lahaina residents who want a better looking, comfortable, and more complete smile can contact your crowns’ and dental bridges’ Maui expert at today!