A dental bridge is a common, affordable, time-tested, and low-risk treatment for missing teeth. Your doctor may recommend a bridge if you’re missing one or more teeth. There are many benefits associated with having a dental bridge.
Porcelain Dental Bridges
– Dental Bridges restore your smile
– Dental Bridges restore your ability to properly chew and speak
– Dental Bridges help the shape of your face
– Dental Bridges distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
– Dental Bridges prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (crown) in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Implant bridges When several teeth in a row are missing, they can be replaced by a bridge attached to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support. Dental implants are strong and can support the biting forces of several teeth when they are anchored together.