When a patient is missing more than one consecutive tooth, a bridge is a solid solution to repair the gap the missing teeth have left behind. When this gap is repaired by a bridge, you will not only look better, but your mouth will function properly, too. Additionally, this bridge helps support neighboring teeth, as they’ll no longer shift or weaken due to the missing teeth. Here is more information to know about bridges.
How the Bridge is Placed and What They are Made From
A bridge is anchored to your teeth next to those which are missing, and these teeth must be capped with crowns in order for the bridge to become secured to the mouth. These adjacent teeth are slightly filed so the crown can be placed over them and fit properly. The bridge is cemented into place using your adjacent teeth capped with crowns for support. The “teeth” in the bridge are constructed from gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or ceramic. The color is a natural match to your surrounding teeth.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Bridge?
Those who are missing a series of teeth and don’t want to take the route of getting dental implants are good candidates for a bridge placement. The results are natural looking and long lasting. They are comfortable and convenient, restoring a beautiful smile and an ability to eat and speak more effectively. Care for your bridge as you would your natural teeth by practicing good hygiene habits.
Are you interested in learning more about bridges? Call Park Dental at 407-671-8901 for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.