At our dental practices, our dentists and team are dedicated to providing solutions that enhance both the health and appearance of your smile. For individuals experiencing the loss of one or more teeth, dental bridges offer a highly effective and aesthetically pleasing remedy. Let us take you through what dental bridges are, their types and how they can benefit you, all within the scope of our inclusive and caring approach.

A dental bridge is essentially a method to fill the gap of missing teeth. It consists of two or more dental crowns on either side of the gap with a false tooth in the middle. These false teeth, known as pontics, can be crafted from a variety of materials including gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these. The anchor teeth can be your natural teeth or implants, which the bridge attaches to for support.

Dental crowns can improve your oral functions like the ability to chew and speak. Dental bridges also help in maintaining the natural shape of your face and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting their proper alignment, which could lead to further oral health issues. Importantly, by distributing the forces in your bite more evenly, bridges can help preserve the integrity of your natural teeth and overall oral health.

Embracing a dental bridge in Highland and Lehi, Utah, can be a transformative step towards reclaiming the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. We invite you to reach out to us to explore how a dental bridge can be tailored to meet your specific needs, as we embark on this journey to restore your smile together. Schedule your consultation with Drs. Brett Richins, CJ Dorny or Katie Gifford today.