If you are embarrassed about one or more missing teeth in your mouth, a dental bridge can solve your problem. A dental bridge fills the gap using one or more artificial or false teeth. It is made of crowns on either side of the missing tooth supporting the false tooth (pontic) and is fixed in place using dental adhesives.
Who Needs Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a sought-after treatment option for everyone who has a missing tooth. Missing teeth can be a result of accidents, injury, gum disease, tooth decay, etc. Some people are born with a missing tooth because of a congenital condition. Whatever is your case, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis and determine your candidacy for dental bridges.
Why Opt for Dental Bridges?
Any missing tooth in your jaw can be problematic as the nearby teeth tend to move into this empty space. Likewise, the teeth in your opposite jaw can also move up or down in the space, which leads to many problems such as chewing difficulties, bite problems, pain in the jaw due to extra stress, etc. Dental bridges solve all these problems, hence keeping your teeth and jaw healthy.
What Do Dental Bridges Include?
Dental bridges include abutment teeth and pontics. Our dentist places two crowns on the teeth on either side of your cap. These supporting teeth can be your dental implants or natural teeth. Pontics are the false teeth that fill the gap and attach to the crowns.
What are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?
Listed below are the different types of dental bridges:
They are the most popular type of dental bridge. They come with two or more crowns and a filler tooth. The role of the crowns is to keep the bridge in place.
In these bridges, the pontic is connected to one abutment tooth only. You can opt for these bridges if you have teeth on only one side of the gap.
These bridges are like traditional fixed bridges. The only difference is that they are not cemented and are held in place by dental implants instead.
What is the Procedure of Dental Bridges?
When you visit our dentists, they will reshape your abutment teeth by removing part of the dentin and enamel to create room for the crown.
The abutment teeth preparation is followed by taking impressions of your teeth. A scan or mold is used to create your false teeth, crowns, and bridge. Our dentist will insert a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth.
On the next visit, our dentist will remove this temporary bridge and place the permanent one. The whole arrangement will be checked for adjustments, if any.
Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.