What is a Dental Bridge and What are They Used For?

What is a Dental Bridge and What are They Used For?

For many of those out there that don’t have the smile they wish they had, there is an answer to your dental woes. If you find that you feel afraid to smile in public because of a gap in your teeth, You are not alone. Millions of Americans have benefited from dental bridges. In today’s article we will discuss what dental bridges are, what they’re used for, and how they can positively affect your life.

What are Dental Bridges

To begin, dental bridges are dental implants that help bridge the gap between a set of missing teeth. A bridge typically consists of two crowns, one on each side of the gap. Then, a false tooth or teeth that is needed to fill in the gap are placed on top, and most usually consists of porcelain, gold, or alloy false teeth

Three Common Types of Dental Bridges

there are typically three kinds of dental bridges that are most commonly used and they include:

  • Traditional bridges
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Maryland-bonded bridges

Traditional bridges involved the creation of crowns for the teeth on each side of the gap, then bridging the gap of the pontic. Cantilever bridges apply when there’s only teeth on one side of the gap. Maryland bridges involve attaching resin bonded bridges to the teeth on opposite sides of the gap.

What to Expect When Getting a Dental Bridge

Once you’ve decided that it’s time to finally take care of the gap in your teeth, the next step is to consult your dentist. Getting a dental bridge is imperative to not only the look of your teeth, but the health of your entire body. You need the expertise of a dentist, and at least two visits, to finally achieve the health and look that you’ve been searching for all this time.

The first thing your dentist will do is make an impression of your teeth closest to the gap. This impression is then sent to those who create the dental bridge, and finally once it’s all done all of these implants are then placed in the mouth giving you the teeth you’ve always needed.

Installation is Easy!

If you still have questions concerning dental bridges, or would like to consult a local dentist that is an expert in implanting dental bridges, feel free to contact us at Edinburg Family Dentistry today!

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