If you are missing one or more teeth, dental bridges can offer a great and inexpensive solution. Midtown Dental in Sacramento can help create the perfect bridge to replace your missing teeth and restore your bite and smile.
Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth
Bridges literally help close the gap between existing teeth, much like a traditional 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.
There are two types of bridges, removable bridges and fixed bridges. A removeable bridge can be taken out by patients at home to clean, but fixed bridges can only be removed by your Sacramento dentist.
Benefits to Bridges
There are several important benefits to 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
At Midtown Dental, our Sacramento dentists have the ability to digitally scan your teeth and create the bridge in our office. For more information on dental bridges, please call Midtown Dental and speak with a Sacramento dentist.