When you have missing teeth, Dr. Raisch can help you decide the best course of treatment to replace them. An expert in dental restoration with many years of experience, he can explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different procedures, and help you decide which is best for you.
A bridge is a dental appliance that fills the space where a tooth is missing, replacing the missing tooth by securely fastening it to the healthy teeth on either side. Bridges are very stable, and help protect existing teeth. A bridge has a porcelain tooth that is sandwiched between two crowns. The crowns fit over the healthy teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth.
Why a Bridge?
Spaces left by missing teeth affect the rest of your teeth. Your remaining teeth can shift out of place, changing your smile and how your teeth fit together. This can cause problems with chewing, and make your teeth harder to clean which leads to tooth decay and gum disease.
Dr. Raisch uses various types of bridges, including non-metal bridges. He can place a bridge with minimal tooth modification, leaving your healthy teeth basically intact.
Bridge vs Implant