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Dental Bridges

WHAT ARE DENTAL BRIDGES?


Bridges are like crowns in that they restore smiles and function. Typically it is a false tooth that is held in place by the abutment teeth to bridge the gap of one or more missing teeth.

One downside to opting for a dental bridge is the preparation. When preparing a bridge, the enamel on adjacent teeth is removed so that the crown can be cemented to either side. After a bridge has been placed, the adjacent teeth must always be protected by a crown because they no longer have enamel on either side.

WHEN DO YOU NEED A DENTAL BRIDGE?

  • If you have a cavity that is too large for a filling to fix.
  • If you have a gap or are missing a tooth.
  • If you have a tooth that is cracked or weakened.
  • If crowns and implants are too financially unfeasible.
  • If you have had an extraction
  • If you want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES


Traditional Bridges: the most popular dental bridge today. These bridges are created by cementing the bridge tooth to the sides of the adjacent teeth.

Cantilever Bridges: these are like traditional bridges, except they are only glue to one tooth instead of each side.

Implant Bridges: are supported by dental implants, rather than adjacent teeth.

When you visit our dental offices, we will determine which dental bridge is right for you.