Bridges

Dental Bridges

We understand that missing teeth can cause discomfort and affect your quality of life. That's why we offer dental bridges as a solution to restore your smile.

Dental bridges are custom-made prosthetics that bridge the gap between missing teeth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth, and a false tooth or teeth in between them. Bridges are secured in place by anchoring them onto natural teeth or dental implants.

 

Types of dental bridges

There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bonded bridges, and implant-supported bridges. The type of bridge that is best for you depends on the location of the missing tooth, the health of your surrounding teeth, and your budget.

  • Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge. They consist of two or more crowns that are placed on the abutment teeth and a false tooth or teeth in between them. Traditional bridges are typically made of porcelain or ceramic fused to metal.

  • Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one abutment tooth next to the gap. They are similar to traditional bridges but are only anchored on one side.

  • Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges are also known as resin-bonded bridges. They are made of porcelain, metal, or plastic teeth and gums and are supported by a metal or porcelain framework. The framework is bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth with a resin cement.

  • Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges are the most durable and long-lasting type of bridge. They are anchored in place by dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implant-supported bridges are ideal for patients who have multiple missing teeth or who have a weak or damaged tooth structure.

Benefits of dental bridges

Dental bridges offer several benefits, including:

  • Restoring your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
  • Restoring your smile and improving your confidence
  • Distributing the forces in your bite evenly across all your teeth
  • Maintaining the shape of your face and preventing the sagging that can occur after tooth loss

If you are missing one or more teeth, contact us at Serenity Dental to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your dental health and recommend the best treatment options for you, including dental bridges. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of dental care to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.