How Dental Bridges Enhance Your Smile and Function

Have you ever felt self-conscious about a missing tooth? Or maybe you’ve noticed it’s harder to chew certain foods? A dental bridge might be the solution you’re looking for. Accordingly, it’s a tried-and-true way to restore both the appearance and function of your smile. Let’s explore how dental bridges work and the benefits they offer.

Understanding Dental Bridges


A dental bridge is a false tooth (or teeth) used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. In other words, it’s anchored in place by the natural teeth on either side of the gap or by dental implants. The false tooth, known as a pontic, is usually made from porcelain to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer several key advantages:

  • They restore your smile, giving you back the confidence to show off your pearly whites.
  • They improve your ability to chew and speak properly.
  • They prevent your remaining teeth from shifting which could lead to bite issues or further tooth loss.  Therefore, a dental bridge prevents bigger problems at a later time.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t let the gap hold you back. Talk to us at Marysville Family Dentistry about whether a dental bridge is right for you and take the first step towards a restored smile and improved dental function.  Set your appointment today!