Bridges

Bridges

If one of your teeth has been removed, a dental bridge may be used to replace the missing tooth.

Bridges are generally made up of two dental crowns that hold a false tooth between them, called a pontic. Unlike dental implants that are inserted into your jaw bone to hold a fake tooth, the false tooth is held in place by two crowns that are placed over the teeth on either side of the pontic.

Receiving a dental bridge is a fairly simple procedure. Dr. Cochran will begin by shaping the teeth that are receiving the dental crowns. From there, an impression will be taken of your mouth and sent to a lab where the bridge will be made to fit your mouth. Once the bridge is complete, Dr. Cochran will place it and make sure it is a comfortable fit for you.