What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a restorative option that allows us to fill in the gaps in your smile by affixing a false tooth to one or more secure points in your mouth (often other healthy teeth). A bridge is often chosen when patients are looking for affordable, versatile, and comfortable options for tooth replacement.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are a very versatile restorative option for our dentists. We can create them to fit different situations and mouths. There are four main types of dental bridges:
- Traditional bridges, which are supported by dental crowns on either side of the gap.
- Cantilever bridges, which are supported by one dental crown on one side of the gap.
- Maryland bridges, which use a framework linked to the backs of healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
- Implant-supported bridges, which are supported by one or more dental implants on either side of the gap.
Let’s Talk About Your Tooth Replacement Options
Gaps in your smile can cause difficulties with chewing, lead to alignment issues with the other teeth, and can even cause the face and cheeks to appear drawn in or shrunken. We are here to help you find the best replacement for missing teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to explore your options, reach out to our dedicated dental team today.