A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are designed to match your natural teeth in shape and appearance to restore the function and beauty of your smile. A dental bridge has three main components: two crowns and the artificial tooth. Dr. Stragier, your experienced dentist, will place the dental crowns on the neighboring teeth (called abutment teeth) to anchor the bridge. A custom bridge can prevent other teeth from shifting in the mouth, improve your ability to chew and eat, and aesthetically enhance your smile. Your dental bridge can be placed in just a few simple visits to Balboa Dental Care. To learn more about bridges and how they can improve your smile, we welcome you to call our dental office in San Diego, California soon.