Skip Menu
6555 N. Wickham Rd, Suite 106, Melbourne, FL 32940
(321) 430-3976
Logo
  • Home
  • About Us
    • Our Office
    • New Patients
    • Smile Gallery
    • Dental Videos
    • Testimonials
  • Meet Dr. Torras
    • Alfredo Torras, DDS
  • Services
      • Cosmetic Dentistry
      • Crowns & Caps
      • Dental Bridges
      • Dental Fillings
      • Dentures
      • Emergency Treatment
      • Extractions
      • Night Guards
      • Oral Cancer Screening
      • Pediatric Dentistry
      • Periodontal Treatment
      • Root Canals
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Snoring Appliances
      • Sports Mouthguards
      • Teeth Whitening
      • TMJ Disorders
      • Veneers
    • View All
  • Dental Health
  • Discount Plan
  • Contact
    • Contact Us
    • Request Appointment

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

When teeth are missing, a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may begin to develop. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace either the single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing from this area. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.

A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of either porcelain baked on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.