A dental bridge is basically a fixed dental restoration. A bridge is a restoration process used to join multiple teeth. It is recommended in the case of jaw bone loss or significant damage.
What are dental bridge used for
Replacing one or more missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a solution when you have lost a tooth, or when you have a gap that is causing your other teeth to become loose. This replacement tooth fills in the extra space where something is missing. This creates a natural appearance while helping to restore the tooth and make it look aesthetically pleasing.
There are four main types of bridges. Our expert dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly, understand your requirements and then suggest the right option for your teeth.
This is supported by a crown on only one side. If you only have one tooth next to your missing tooth, you can still have this type of crown secured to your mouth. This is less time consuming as only fixing a single tooth is required.
This type of dental bridge is mostly used when you have more than one tooth that is missing. These bridges are held in place by implants, which are secured to your jawbone for maximum stability. This is a very strong and durable option.
This is the most common and widely used bridge. A traditional bridge is where one or more fake teeth held in place with crowns. These crowns are cemented to the teeth surrounding the tooth that is missing. By the end of the process, it looks like your original teeth.
This dental bridge offers a more conservative approach, using porcelain or metal framework to hold the fake tooth in place. These bridges aren’t as strong as those cemented in, so teeth that have a lot of biting force won’t be able to hold up with a Maryland bridge.