What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a popular restorative dentistry option used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns on either side of the gap. These crowns are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the empty space.

Types of Dental Bridges

  • Traditional bridges: This type involves creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.
  • Maryland bonded bridges: These bridges consist of a metal or porcelain framework with wings on either side. The wings are bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth.
  • Cantilever bridges: In cases where there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth, a cantilever bridge can be used. The pontic is anchored to one adjacent tooth.
  • Implant-supported bridges: These bridges are supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth. They are a suitable option when multiple adjacent teeth are missing.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restoring your smile and facial aesthetics.
  • Improving your ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Preventing adjacent teeth from shifting out of position.
  • Distributing bite forces evenly across the dental arch.
  • Preserving the shape and structure of your face.

Is a Dental Bridge Right for You?

If you have one or more missing teeth and good oral health, you may be a suitable candidate for a dental bridge. However, it’s essential to consult with a qualified dentist to determine the best treatment option for your specific needs.

Learn More About Dental Bridges

For more information about dental bridges or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office. Our experienced dental team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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