Dental bridges are orthodontic restorations that are used to cover the gaps between teeth. Bridges will help to correct alignment issues, avoid unnecessary spaces between the teeth that may alter the smile.
Why do you need Dental Bridges?
Dental Bridges will help to restore the natural look and feel of the teeth. Patients with unusual gaps in their teeth are advised to wear bridges. Here are some of the reasons why we recommend dental bridges for a healthy smile.
- Teeth loss can lead to a gap between them leading to abnormal alignment issues.
- The spaces between teeth can eventually lead to loss of the tooth, misalignments, unexplained pain in the jawbone and unexplained headaches.
- Untreated gaps between teeth can lead to gum disease and other oral health problems.
How do Dental Bridges work?
Wearing dental bridges are an extraordinary way to replace the loss of teeth without resorting to dentures or undergoing surgery. Dental crowns will help to place the teeth in place. Dental bridges are typically made out of life like material such as porcelain or ceramic. Patients will be advised to undergo a teeth whitening procedure so that the restorations can match the color of the teeth.
What are the different types of dental bridges?
Our facility offers several types of dental bridges.
- Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are the known to be commonly used by patients. The natural teeth are crowned with abutments and held in position. The teeth adjacent to the gap where the missing teeth must be will be crowned for further support.
Cantilever bridges are like traditional bridges, however, the support is provided only on one side of the dental bridge.
An implant support bridge uses dental bridges to provide support on either side of the bridges.
Maryland Bridge does not require the need for crowns or abutments. The bridge can be inserted into the back of the teeth with the help of a metal piece.