Dental bridges are safe and effective replacement solution for patients with missing teeth. These are an excellent alternative to dentures and dental implants and provide more stability than dentures and the procedure is less invasive than the placement of dental implants.
Some benefits of dental bridges are:
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak.
Maintain the shape of your face.
Restore your smile.
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
There are three types of dental bridges that can be use in patients.
Two crowns that are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap left by missing teeth support this type of dental bridgework. The false tooth or span of up to three teeth is attached to the crowns to fill in the gap. Traditional bridges are the most common type of dental bridge, and are made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). If there are no surrounding teeth to support the crowns, dental implants can be used to fix the bridge in place.
This type of dental bridge is used when there are teeth on one side of the gap in the mouth. The replacement tooth or teeth are fused to two crowns that are attached to the patient’s natural teeth on one side only.
Maryland Bonded Bridge:
This type of dental bridge is made up of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. The metal framework, or wings, is bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth. The bonded dental bridge is generally lower in cost than other types of bridges and is the most simple to apply.
In Prisma Dental we do not recommend pure porcelain bridges.