Have you lost one tooth or a couple of teeth in a row? Would you like to replace your missing teeth with a stable, natural-looking restoration? If so, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge. A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace your missing teeth and restore the beauty, function, and health of your smile. The dental bridge includes a prosthetic (artificial) tooth and two dental crowns. Dr. James D. Schuette places the dental crowns on the dental implants or natural teeth adjacent to the gap. These crowns hold the artificial tooth, called a pontic, in place to replace the missing teeth. Dental bridges are custom made to match the natural appearance of your smile for an aesthetic restoration.

When in place, a bridge can improve your smile by:

  • Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of place
  • Alleviating uneven stress on the bite
  • Improving the appearance of your smile
  • Replacing a removable partial denture
  • Restoring your ability to properly speak, chew, and eat

We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more about our tooth replacement options and to discover whether a dental bridge in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is right for your smile. We look forward to restoring your smile to its full potential!