Are you tired of your removable partial dentures? Ever thought about how great it would be to have your teeth back again?
Bridges will do just that! Brush them, floss them and take care of them just like your natural teeth…. and get ready for that steak dinner!!
A bridge, which is used to replace one or more missing teeth, is a combination of crowns and an artificial tooth or teeth.
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 to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons for a fixed bridge include:
- 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.
In some cases, a dental implant may be a better solution – Dr. Peebles-Turner has over 30 years of experience in Restorative Dentistry and will give you a thorough examination and discuss the best treatment options with you.