When a tooth falls out, the remaining teeth can easily shift into the gap and become more susceptible to decay and disease. A fixed-bridge is a popular solution that can prevent these problems while restoring your smile’s natural appearance. Dr. Patrick Carroll and Dr. Deborah Shoemaker can create porcelain dental bridges that seamlessly blend in with your remaining teeth and allow you to speak and eat comfortably.
A dental bridge refers to a replacement tooth that’s held in place using dental crowns. Crowns are attached to the healthy teeth that surround the gap, and the new tooth simply sits in the middle to “bridge” the space between them. A bridge that is non-removable, i.e. “fixed,” will require no extra maintenance beyond good oral hygiene.
At our Louisville dental office, we can also secure bridges using dental implants so that your healthy teeth don’t have to be reduced to hold the supporting crowns. Be sure to ask Dr. Carroll or Dr. Shoemaker about custom options to replace your missing teeth at your next appointment.