A dental tooth bridge is an economical and effective way to replace missing teeth. Acting literally as a bridge between gaps left by missing teeth, a tooth bridge offers a strong, aesthetically pleasing, and functional solution for many of our patients.
Types of Dental Bridges include:
- Traditional bridges: The most common type of dental bridge, this option utilizes adjacent teeth on both sides of a space to anchor the replacement tooth.
- Cantilever bridges: When adjacent teeth are only available on one side of a gap, a cantilever bridge will be used to hold your dental restorations in place.
- Maryland bonded bridge: For the replacement of a tooth, this method uses a bonding process connected to several teeth for support. This type of bridge is made of a composite or porcelain material that is supported by a metal framework attached to adjacent teeth.
- All porcelain bridge: These are highly cosmetic, all porcelain bridges that can be placed on front teeth or back teeth to restore your smile and provide chewing support as well.
- Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, and bridges to make sure there is no fracture or recurrent decay present.
Advantages of Dental Bridges include:
- Significantly improved aesthetics
- Restoration of chewing and speaking abilities
- Restoration of bite force and tension
- Prevention of adjacent tooth movement