Dentist in Sunset, Florida

Bridges

A dental bridge consists of two or more fitted crowns placed on the abutment teeth present on either side of the space that missing teeth have created. Fixed dental bridges are quite sturdy and durable. They look and function just like your natural teeth. The artificial teeth used in this process are called pontics, and it is made up of different materials like porcelain, alloys, etc. Depending on your teeth and budget, your dentist will help you choose the right dental bridge material for you. To ensure that the pontics remain in place, dental implants or natural teeth need to be present.

What are the different types of dental bridges available?

There are three types of dental bridges available for you to choose from:

  • Traditional bridges: It consists of pontics that are secured by abutment teeth on both sides. The anchoring teeth are either your natural teeth or implants. It is one of the most common types of bridges and is made up of metals or ceramics.
  • Cantilever bridges: If you have only one tooth on the side of your missing teeth, cantilever bridges can prove to be helpful. However, this bridge is not recommended for the back of your mouth as it can create pressure on the neighboring teeth and end up damaging them.
  • Maryland bonded bridges: These are either made up of porcelain or porcelain-fused metals supported by a porcelain framework. The framework is then bonded to your existing natural teeth.

What are the advantages?

Bridges come with several advantages like:

  • It will help you to restore your beautiful old smile.
  • You will be able to speak and chew properly.
  • Your bite will be rectified.
  • It will help you to maintain the shape of your face.
  • It will prevent the neighboring teeth from drifting out of their position.

If you have missing teeth and want to know whether bridges are the right solution for you, contact us at Navarro Dental Clinic. Our dental experts here will assist you throughout the process and help you to restore your natural teeth.