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Benefits of Dental Bridges
When you have a missing tooth/teeth, it can affect you in several unfortunate ways.
A dental bridge can help address those changes, including:
- Restoring your smile’s appearance and function
- Restoring the ability to chew properly
- Restoring your speech and pronunciation
- Maintaining the shape of your face
- Re-adjusting your bite to distribute the chewing force properly
- Preventing your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of the correct position
4 Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges used for replacing tooth/teeth.
Cantilever bridges are used when there is an adjacent tooth on only one side of the missing tooth/teeth. The pontic is anchored only on one side by one or two crowned abutments.
Maryland bridges (or resin-bonded bridges) are conservative alternatives to traditional bridges. These bridges are composed of a single pontic that is attached to a metal or porcelain framework (wing).
This framework is attached, using composite resin cement, to the back of the tooth adjacent to the missing tooth with composite resin cement. Your dentist will only need to remove a very small amount of tooth from the back of these teeth to make room for the framework, with minimal alteration of the adjacent tooth.
Implant-supported bridges are the most stable options for tooth replacement. The dentist surgically inserts, into the jawbone, tiny biocompatible implants made of titanium, and these secure the entire restoration.
For every missing tooth, one dental implant is placed. An alternative is a pontic attached between two implant-supported dental crowns. Although this procedure can be more expensive, invasive, and time-consuming than the other treatment options, the result of this treatment option can last a lifetime, making it worth the investment.
Durable Dental Bridges at Dentists on Vincent
If you have missing teeth and are considering dental bridges to replace them, your Leederville dentist can help! Dentists on Vincent provides high-quality dental bridges out of durable and non-invasive materials.
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