Cosmetic dental bridges are made of natural, tooth-colored materials. In the gifted hands of Dr. Netsky, it is possible to seamlessly replace a tooth lost by disease or injury. A dental bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth is missing. A typical dental bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (dental crowns).
Once complete, this dental bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a dental bridge, a space in the mouth from a missing tooth can cause other teeth to shift, leading to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and may spur periodontal disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.