It is vital to your health to ensure your missing teeth are replaced
Dental bridges are a good way to fill in the gaps of missing teeth. To replace missing teeth is more important to your health than many realize. When you have missing teeth, surrounding teeth can begin to shift and will throw off your bite making it difficult to speak clearly or to chew food properly.
For these reasons alone, it is vital to your health to ensure your missing teeth are replaced.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are three types of dental bridges: Traditional Dental Bridges, Cantilever Dental Bridges, and Maryland bridges.
- Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth, which is held in place by a post-like structure called a dental abutment.
- Cantilever dental bridges are used in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth.
- Maryland bridges are made of a specialized resin that is cemented to a metal framework and cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth. Ask the dentist at your next dental exam what options are best for you.
The Dental Bridge Installation Procedure
If you choose to have a dental bridge installed it will typically take approximately two hours during your first visit. After that, it can take up to two weeks until the process is complete, so proper dental care after the procedure is important. Some cases may be done in one appointment!
At New Generation Dentistry, we are committed to helping you regain confidence in your smile. If you would like more information on dental bridges, contact our team of dentists in Mission Viejo by calling or booking an appointment online for a consultation.
Updated for 2018.