Taking Care of Your Teeth with Advanced Dental’s Hammond Dental Bridges
A dental bridge is a non-removable crown used to replace missing teeth. Made from porcelain, gold or alloy, dental bridges serve as anchors for teeth and are supported by implants or the individual’s teeth. Conventional bridges typically require the shaping of the teeth around the missing tooth. Then a crown is placed on the shaped teeth.
There are three types of bridges.
Conventional bridges: The dentist will create a crown for the implant on either side of the missing tooth and apply the pontic in between. They are the most common type of bridges and are made of metal-fused ceramic or porcelain.
Resin-bonded bridges: Also known as Maryland bridge, they are made in a variety of materials such as plastic and porcelain fused to metal. Resin-bonded bridges are usually applied on one side of the bridge.
Cantilever bridges: Only applied on adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. It is not as common as they used to be due to more options for patients to avail of different types of dental bridge procedures. It is discouraged to put the bridges at the back of the mouth because it will put too much weight on the other teeth, causing damage.
Dental bridges are highly durable and can last many years.
Reasons for a fixed bridge:
- Fill in the space of missing teeth.
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
- Restore chewing and speaking ability.
- Restore your smile.
- Maintain facial shape.
Am I the Right Candidate for this Service?
Your dentist will examine your gum’s health and teeth first if you are a candidate for this procedure. If you are qualified to avail of Advanced Dental Concepts bridges service, the dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.
Advanced Dental Concepts Bridges Services
At Advanced Dental Concepts, we aim to provide quality dental care to our patients. We want to bring your teeth back in shape and we are more than happy to offer you the best care for your teeth and make them healthier as before. Our team of professional dentists has the skills, training, and experiences to bring back your smile again.
Healthy gums and teeth are within reach, at Advanced Dental Concepts Hammond.