Dental bridges are used to replace multiple missing teeth that have gaps adjacent to each other. It is important to replace missing teeth not only for the obvious aesthetic reasons, but also to improve the overall functionality of your mouth. Its very easy to take our teeth for granted, but when you have lost some teeth it can impact the way you break down food and can even make it too difficult to enjoy some of your favorite foods.
Depending on the locations of your missing teeth and the bone density of your jaw, there may be a number of suitable treatment options available to you:
- Implant retained bridge - our sister practice has an implants dentist who can place the implants and then securely fit a dental bridge on top
- Partial dentures - these are dentures that are made to fit around your remaining teeth to give you a nice full set again
- Dental bridge - a dental bridge will be made to replace your missing teeth and utilize your remaining teeth to be held in place through precision attachments
At our dental assessments we will always examine your teeth and discuss with you the options that are available and suitable for you, so you can decide which route you would like to go down.
Why Would I Need a Dental Bridge?
The main advantages associated to bridges are:
- It will help give you functionality back when chewing and talking
- It will give you your smile back, replacing those gaps
- It will stop your teeth from moving into the gaps where the missing teeth were (causing crookedness)
- It will help equalize your bite
What Types of Dental Bridges Are There?
There are three different types of bridges that can be used.
Traditional Dental Bridges - A typical bridge includes a tooth on either side called the abutment, and then the teeth on the inside are known as pontics.
Maryland Dental Bridges - this type of bridges uses wings that sit on either side of the false tooth to securely hold it in place.
Cantilever Bridges - this is when there is only one side of the gap with a natural tooth to offer support.
Book Your Dental Assessment Today
To find out which treatment option is best for you we recommend booking in for a dental assessment with one of our trained professional clinicians so they are able to identify the suitable options for you, and also to determine what you are trying to achieve.
Please call us to start your journey to a healthier smile...