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Learn more about our dental bridges services and how they can benefit you.
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is secured in place on either side of the space by the natural teeth or by dental crowns. They provide a flexible treatment option when only one or a few of the teeth are missing or need to be removed due to damage or decay. Our team can construct bridges in several ways to fit your specific needs and to fully restore the look and function of your natural teeth.
A missing tooth can trigger the surrounding natural teeth to move out of position making them more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. This can in turn lead to further tooth loss or even chewing and speaking difficulties. A bridge not only helps you in achieving a confident smile but also helps in avoiding chewing or speaking difficulties in the future. A fixed bridge can help you eliminate such problems and maintain the natural shape of your face too.
There are two different types of bridges. A “fixed bridge” is traditionally made of a false tooth fused between two natural teeth. The natural teeth are crowned or capped to create a stable foundation for the bridge to sit. An “implant bridge” is made by fastening two or more implants on opposite sides and is directly fixed into the bone tissue.
A bridge is made from a lot of different materials including gold, porcelain, alloys, or a combination of any of these or more. Bridges cannot be removed by the patient.
Maintaining proper dental hygiene is important for a lot of reasons. But if you have a dental bridge, you have to be extra careful about your oral health as a strongly relies on its foundation on which it is planted. If taken care of well, a fixed bridge can last up to eight to ten years or longer.
Some patients prefer dental bridges to more invasive options for missing teeth, such as dental implants, or less permanent dental devices, such as partial dentures. Our experienced dental team will assess your teeth and gums to determine if dental bridges are a good solution for your missing tooth or teeth.