WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE? Gaps created by tooth loss due to accidents, injury or gum disease can be effectively filled through the creation of a permanent dental bridge. Teeth bridges are a series of prosthetic tooth, or single tooth attached to one or both sides of existing teeth prepared with dental crowns, known as “abutment teeth”. The fixed bridge is permanently attached to the abutment, or crowned, teeth, and consists of the false tooth (or teeth) and the two abutment crowns. The type of permanent dental bridge that we recommend for you will depend upon the strength and health of your abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap that we are filling. In the event that healthy adjacent abutment teeth are not present, dental implants may be a better choice, as an alternative. All of these options are available at the Greater Reno/Sparks dental office of Dr. Caffaratti. You can be comfortable in knowing that once we have counseled you on a preferred option for your particular circumstances, we will construct your permanent dental bridge procedure from start to finish! A permanent dental bridge can lead to positive changes, in addition to restoring your smile: • A bridge can prevent undesired repositioning of your remaining teeth. • Fixed bridges can correct a misaligned bite, while also improving chewing function and speech articulation. • A permanent dental bridge can provide internal structure to the face, giving a more youthful appearance. Together we can create a smile that reflects your lifestyle. Dr. Caffaratti also offers a full range of Cosmetic and Specialty Dentistry Services: • Teeth Whitening • Bonding • Porcelain Veneers • Dental Implants • Bone Grafts • Sinus Lifts • Oral Rehabilitation Contact our Sparks, Nevada Dental Office of Dr. Caffaratti to schedule your consultation with our friendly and knowledgeable team of smile experts.