If you are missing one or more teeth, dental bridges can offer a great and inexpensive solution.
Midtown Dental has the Best Dentist in Sacramento ready to help create the perfect bridge to replace your missing teeth, restore your bite and your smile.
Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth
Bridges literally help close the gap between existing teeth, much like a roadway bridge. They can come in different sizes depending on the number of teeth missing, such as a 3-unit dental bridge, 4-unit bridge or a 5-unit bridge. Typically, a 3-unit bridge will have a crown on both ends and a false tooth or “pontic” in the middle. Dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain or alloy.
Dental bridges can be both removable or fixed. A removable bridge or partial denture can be taken out by patients at home to clean, but fixed bridges can only be removed by your Sacramento dentist.
Dental Bridge Procedure
Here at Midtown Dental in Sacramento we specialize in providing superior results with high-quality ceramic bridges and crowns. Our team of well-trained dentists have the ability to digitally scan your teeth helping speed up the dental bridge fabrication process. The finished result is a long-lasting bridge that improves the overall look of your smile.
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Types of Dental Bridges
There are 3 main types of dental bridges: Traditional Bridges, Cantilever Bridges, and Maryland Bonded Bridges.
A traditional bridge utilizes a false tooth (a pontic) which is held in place by two dental crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap being filled. Using two crowns provides greater stability and strength for the bridge.
Cantilever Bridges are used when the gap being filled by the bridge only has one adjacent tooth. In this case the pontic is only held in place by one dental crown bonded to the natural tooth adjacent to the gap.
Maryland Bridges are an alternative to traditional bridges that utilize a framework of either metal or porcelain to hold the pontic in place. The framework is bonded to the backside of the natural teeth adjacent to the gap being filled.
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Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are several significant benefits to dental bridges. These dental benefits include:
- Restoring your smile and confidence
- Helping you speak and chew properly
- Keeping existing teeth in the right place
- Distributing the force in your bite properly
For more information about dental bridges and how we can help, please call Midtown Dental at (916) 441-5800 and speak with one of our awesome dentists today.