Dental bridges are used by dentists to fill the gaps in your teeth and make your smile your birth right. Even if you have missing teeth, a dental bridge is a great option to fill the gap between the teeth and bride the space hence created. We will discuss with you, the options for getting a new bridge and explain the different bridges so that you can choose the one that best suits your specific needs and requirements. Here are some brief definitions of the different types:
Traditional Bridge – The most common type, a traditional bridge “bridges” the gap of your lost tooth. This is performed by securing two dental crowns to either side of the void. A traditional bridge is made out of ceramics or of porcelain that’s fused to metal.
Maryland Bonded Bridge – These bridges are made of plastic and supported by metal framework. A metallic wing on each side of the bridge is bonded to the teeth.
Cantilever Bridge – Cantilever means: anchored at only one end. These dental bridges are used to replace a tooth that doesn’t have supporting teeth on either side.
Normally, for a dental bridge you will require only three visits to our office.
On your first visit : we will prepare any of the teeth that will be supporting your new bridge. This is done by shaping your teeth to accommodate the bridge and the crowns to ultimately fit properly.
On your second visit : we bond the crowns to your supporting teeth. At this point, a mold is taken for the new bridge.
On your third visit : your new dental bridge is attached to the supporting crowns and your brand new smile awaits!