Dental Bridges in Birmingham MI
A dental bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. Dr. Sushko is an expert at restorative dentistry—the repairing of mouth and teeth so they are restored to its full health and function.
An essential part of restorative dentistry is the use of bridges to fill gaps. Dr. Sushko has many years of experience in designing and placing bridges that fit. He uses crowns for the bridges that are made from durable porcelain and are aesthetically matched to your other teeth.
There are other options that can be employed instead of bridges, such as dental implants. Dr. Sushko can examine your mouth and discuss the options that would work best for you.
Why a Bridge?
It is important to fill gaps between teeth and a bridge is one of the best ways to accomplish that.
A typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding abutments (crowns). Once complete, this bridge structure is cemented onto the anchor teeth.
Gaps can cause chewing problems. If even one tooth is missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This changes the way your teeth fit together. A poor bite may make your jaw sore. Your teeth may become harder to clean, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
A Bridge, Dentures or Implants?
If you have missing teeth, or teeth that must be removed, Dr. Sushko will discuss all of the options with you to help you determine the choice that will be best for you and your lifestyle. Click here for more information about your options.