By Michael Farivari, DDS
May 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Crowns and bridges are used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge literally bridges the gap between natural teeth by filling in the restorative dentistryempty space with artificial teeth or pontics. Dental crowns are used to hold the bridge securely in place. The crowns are usually placed over the existing teeth on either side of the gap and serve to anchor the bridge. Together, crowns and bridges can restore your smile by giving you a full set of functioning teeth. At Ridgeview Dental Care, Dr. Michael Farivari and Dr. Shora Farivari are your Hanover family dentists for crowns and bridges.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

There are several functional and aesthetic benefits to getting crowns and bridges. Dental bridges anchored in place with crowns can restore normal tooth functioning, such as biting and chewing. Crowns and bridges can also improve speech, which can be altered when teeth are missing as tongue placement differs. Aesthetic benefits include a full smile and improved facial shape, as a full set of teeth provides support for facial muscles. Your Hanover family dentist can help you decide if crowns and bridges are right for you. They can be used to:

  • Fill in large gaps and create a full smile
  • Maintain the natural shape of the face
  • Prevent existing teeth from moving out of place
  • Distribute the bite evenly across all teeth
  • Restore normal tooth functioning
  • Restore normal speech

Creating a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges and crowns are used to fill in the gaps when several teeth are missing in a row. Bridges and crowns are custom fit to your mouth for the best results. Bridges consists of pontics and crowns. Pontics are the artificial teeth that fill in the gaps where natural teeth are missing. Crowns fit over the existing natural teeth on either side of the gap where natural teeth are missing. The crowns help hold the bridge securely in place. A dental adhesive is also used to securely install the bridgework.

Crowns and bridges can give you a full smile, restore normal tooth functioning, improve speech and provide support for facial muscles. To learn more about crowns and bridges and whether they are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dr. Michael Farivari or Dr. Shora Farivari, your Hanover family dentists, by calling Ridgeview Dental Care at (410) 672-1000.

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