Why a dental bridge?
A lot of patients are curious about the various dental contraptions that can be used to restore their smile. If you are missing teeth, a bridge might be the most appropriate treatment option to fill the space. Without it, the surrounding teeth could move out of position, making teeth and gums more susceptible to damage.
Types of dental bridges
One of the more popular ones is a dental bridge, which is a simple combination of two or more crowns that “bridge” the space between your teeth. While there are many ways to do this, the most common version is a “fixed dental bridge,” which is actually cemented to adjacent teeth. Fixed dental bridges generally consist of a false tooth (pontic), which is fused between two dental crowns. The crowns are then cemented to “abutment teeth.” A fixed dental bridge will remain securely in the mouth unless removed by a dentist.
Another popular type of dental bridge is a resin-bonded “Maryland” bridge, which is commonly used to replace missing teeth in the front of the mouth. Cantilever bridges are used when the anchor teeth are only on one side of the bridge span.
Advantages of dental bridges
A bridge will not only improve your ability to chew; it will give you a more confident smile and a youthful appearance. With the proper care, dental bridges can last up to ten years or more.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tara Pool today to learn more about dental bridges and other restorative dentistry options. Serving the Colorado Springs area, Dublin Dental can determine the right treatment choice for you.