Dental Bridge Types

Dental bridges are one of the most popular types of dental prosthetics. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. These comprise two crowns placed on either side of the gap and a false tooth in between. Porcelain or ceramic are mostly used for dental bridges, giving them a natural look that is difficult to tell apart from real teeth. A dental bridge restores your ability to chew and speak properly. They are also used to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. There are different types of bridges, but the most common type is the fixed bridge. This bridge type cannot be removed and is usually cemented into place.

Another type of bridge is the removable bridge. This type of bridge can be taken out by the patient and is not as stable as a fixed bridge. In addition, removable bridges require more care because they need to be cleaned regularly with a special brush. The last type of bridge is the cantilever bridge. This type of bridge is only used when healthy teeth are on one side of the gap. Cantilever bridges are the least common because they put extra stress on the supporting teeth. Our dentist will assess your needs and recommend which type of dental bridge is right for you!

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. They are strong, durable, and long-lasting. And, thanks to advances in dental technology, they look more natural than ever. If you are considering a dental bridge, talk to your dentist about the potential benefits. Dental bridges can not only improve your oral health but also restore chewing function, improve speech, and enhance your smile. Remember, a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body!