Are you missing one or more natural teeth? Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. John S. Grisham may recommend a dental bridge in Littleton, New Hampshire. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to:

• Restore your smile
• Restore your ability to eat and talk properly
• Maintain your face shape
• Properly distribute your bite
• Prevent your natural teeth from drifting

The three main kinds of dental bridges: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. A traditional bridge is made of two dental crowns for the abutment teeth with a replacement tooth in between. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an abutment tooth on one side of the gap. This type of bridge is not very common. Maryland bonded bridges are made up of replacement teeth and gums attached to a framework. The framework has wings that are bonded to your natural teeth.

Please contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.