“Happiness is what we experience when we bridge the gap – be it in a relationship or between teeth.” While relationship uses abstract bridges, our teeth use dental bridges to fill the gap created by missing tooth or teeth.
It is quite an affordable and time-tested dental treatment with the low risk factor.
What are dental bridges?
As the name suggests, these literally bridge the gap that has been created by one or more teeth. Typically, such bridges are made of pontics (artificial teeth) which are again made from porcelain, alloys, even gold and sometimes a combination of these metals.
The pontics are again held by two abutments or dental crowns. They get their support from dental implants or natural teeth.
Are there any types of dental bridges?
Yes, there are mainly three types of dental bridges. They are –
1. Traditional Bridges:
In this method, a crown is perfectly created to fit on that implant or natural tooth present on either side of your missing teeth, where a pontic is placed in between. These are made of ceramics or porcelain that has been fused to metals.
2. Cantilever Bridges:
If you have adjacent teeth on one side of that lost tooth, cantilever bridges are used. This is a not-so-common method now. However, our dentist avoids applying this procedure to the back of a patient’s mouth for it creates much force there, sometimes damaging them.
3. Maryland Bonded Bridges:
In this method, a false tooth is bonded to a set of metallic or porcelain wings which are again bonded to existing teeth. Also, known as resin bonded bridge, the materials used to create these bridges are porcelain fused to metal, porcelain itself, gums and plastic teeth balanced using porcelain framework.
Here, we look into your requirement carefully and then use the most appropriate type beneficial for you in the long run.
What is the longevity of dental bridges?
If placed by an experienced dentist in proper procedure, dental bridges would perfectly last from 5 to 15 years, sometimes even longer. You just have to maintain good oral hygiene and go for regular dental check-ups to your family dentist.
What can be the cost of getting dental bridges?
Usually, the cost varies depending on multiple factors like material, type, location, and country area.
However, with Dr. Kaweh Farahbod in Westminster, California, you can stay assured to get the best price within your means as well as best treatment. You can contact us to get an appointment with him.
What happens after using dental bridges?
You’ll obviously get the best results. Some people fear to have a changed voice or speech, but believe us, nothing of that sort is going to happen. In fact, with a missing tooth, speaking clearly becomes difficult and wearing a dental bridge would only help improve that.
“Smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.” So, keep smiling.
With our dentist, you can get an overall guidance for taking care of your bridges, existing teeth and preventing for further damages. People living in and around California can call us anytime to know more details and get an appointment with renowned Dr. Kaweh Farahbod.