Rebuild Your Smile and Improve Your Life
According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69 percent of people between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one of their natural teeth, whether due to trauma, disease, or decay. Unfortunately, many of these people fail to seek appropriate dental care, often because they are afraid of being judged by their dentist or out of a sense of overwhelming dental anxiety.At The Silverstrom Group, our extensively trained and highly skilled professionals provide exceptional dental care with a gentle, personal touch to create an environment in which our patients can feel completely at ease. Among the most effective and time-tested methods of replacing missing teeth, fixed dental bridges are remarkably strong, stable, and natural looking. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will customize your bridge with biocompatible tooth-colored materials, ensuring that it fits flawlessly into your smile. The bridge will restore mouth function so that you can smile, eat, and speak comfortable again.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. It is typically comprised of an artificial tooth, or pontic, attached to a dental crown on either side. These crowns are affixed to the natural teeth on either side of a gap, where they provide strong support for the pontic. If two or more consecutive teeth are missing, multiple pontics may be attached to the crowns.Dental bridges can also be attached to dental implants, if the teeth on either side of the gap are perfectly healthy. The placement of the crowns that bookend a traditional bridge requires the removal of natural tooth structure, while implant-supported bridges allow healthy adjacent teeth to remain intact.At The Silverstrom Group, we use biocompatible, tooth-colored materials in the fabrication of our bridges to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Dental bridges don’t slip or fall out.
- Adjacent teeth don’t shift out of their optimal position.
- Natural bite is restored.
- With proper maintenance, they can last for ten years or more.