You don’t have to spend the rest of your life with missing teeth interfering with your eating, talking, and even smiling. If you’re embarrassed because of the gaps in your mouth, you’ll want to take a closer look at dental bridges in Fort Pierce. Since this fantastic aesthetic treatment has four different options, we’ve rounded them up for you.
This type of bridge comes with a filler tooth that “bridges” the gap. To support the bridge, the dentist places crowns over healthy teeth on both sides of the space in the mouth to serve as anchor points. Although traditional dental bridges are popular, they won’t work unless the two adjacent teeth are reshaped and fitted with dental crowns.
Unlike the traditional dental bridge, the cantilever dental bridge only uses a single anchor tooth to support it. A cantilever bridge works best if you have no healthy tooth on one side of your missing tooth. The dentist should carefully plan out a cantilever dental bridge placement to minimize the risk of destabilizing the supporting tooth.
In most cases, this type of dental bridge is placed towards the front of the mouth. Most dentists don’t use it to replace a missing tooth in the back of a patient’s mouth because it can put too much strain on the tooth that supports it.
Also known as the resin-bonded bridge, this type of bridge usually replaces missing front teeth. Since the dentist uses a metal or porcelain framework to support the bridge, this eliminates the need for placing dental crowns on the adjacent teeth.
Although Maryland bonded bridges offer a more affordable solution to missing teeth, their stability depends on the strength of the adhesive. Moreover, their metal framework can potentially lead to tooth discoloration.
Since dental implants keep an implant-supported bridge in place, the dentist can replace multiple missing teeth. Compared to other options, this type of dental bridge is more robust, more durable, and more effective at restoring dental function. However, its placement requires an invasive procedure.
At Smooth Sailing Dental, we want to help you improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Contact us today to request an appointment.