Bridges are restorative structure which replaces missing teeth. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap occurred by the missing of one or more teeth. These are very common, affordable and low risk treatment for those who are suffering from missing teeth problem.
Bridges are placed with the help of dental crowns. The false tooth which lies between the two crowns is called Pontics. The Pontics is fixed on the gum with the help of anchoring crowns.
Dental bridges are of different types.
- Fixed/ Traditional bridge
- Cantilever bridge
- Maryland bonded bridges
These artificial teeth are made of different materials and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or combination of these materials. In most cases, bridge fitting requires 2 visits.
Dental bridges give a natural look to your teeth. If properly cared, a bridge can last for many years.
What are the advantages of Dental Bridges?
- Improve your smiling appearance
- Prevent bone loss
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Restore the misaligned teeth to correct position
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position