A dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth) to replace the missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need to be replaced or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear. Reasons for a fixed dental bridge:
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance