Dental bridges are a set of crowns held in place by supporting teeth (known as ‘abutment’ teeth) on both sides of the gap. They are essentially false teeth (called ‘pontic’) made of different materials. Porcelain is the most popular material of choice as the color blends in with your natural teeth.
Andover Cosmetic Dental Group in Andover offers a range of dental bridge options to our patients. Feel free to clear your doubts; we will be happy to discuss the benefits, costs, and types of dental bridges at your convenience.
There are mainly four types of dental bridges:
Traditional dental bridges are conventional false teeth (or tooth) held in place with the help of dental crowns cemented onto the supporting teeth. These are usually the most popular types of dental bridges and are the ideal option when you have natural teeth on either side of the gap.
These are similar to traditional dental bridges. The only difference is that cantilever dental bridges can be fitted on with the help of only one supporting tooth instead of two.
While these are similar to traditional dental bridges, they are cemented into the backs of abutment teeth (supporting teeth) with the help of metal or porcelain.
Implants support the dental bridge as opposed to crowns, frameworks, or porcelain. You may need an implant for every missing tooth, and these implants will then support a bridge. Alternatively, you may need only two to support both sides of the dental bridge.
This option may require one or two minor surgeries.
Our dental experts will be happy to explain the advantages and features of each type of dental bridge, and we will help you choose the right one for your needs.
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