Bridges are the primary solution when you are missing one or more teeth. A bridge is aptly named, as it bridges the space between existing teeth and the missing tooth/teeth. The bridge is attached to the functional teeth on either side of the bridge, which are generally covered by a crown to support the bridge. The use of a bridge helps to avoid shifting of surrounding teeth and maintain the proper function of the jaw and bite. Dr. Beth C. Dunsmoor can design the bridge from alloys or porcelain, with porcelain being the most common, and she will match it to your natural teeth in color, size and shape to maintain or improve your smile. If you are interested in receiving dental bridges in Cary, North Carolina, please feel free to call us at (919) 303-8999 today and ask for a visit with our dentist.