Do you have a gap between your teeth that you’re ashamed of? If the gap is preventing you from smiling, you might actually be putting your health at risk. Luckily, there are a number of ways to correct this issue.
If you’ve spoken to a dental professional, you’ve probably considered braces or other orthodontic work if time is not a problem.
Fortunately, there’s another option. You could see a Prosthodontist who can use dental bridges.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges fill the space created by a missing tooth. These provide structural support while improving your smile. Filling that gap safely is key to regaining your confidence, protecting your oral health by filling in gaps that are vulnerable to food collection, and a number of other benefits.
Three Benefits of Dental Bridges
- These can restore your smile and improve your confidence
- They can also enhance your ability to chew food properly
- Dental bridges maintain the shape of the tooth
Types of Dental Bridges
There are a number of different kinds of dental bridges. All of these variations are used in different instances, so it’s important that you discuss your options with a specialist.
This is the most common type of dental bridge. A significant amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the crown. It’s used for people who have natural teeth missing on either side or for people who have implants on both sides. Traditional bridges need to be cared for properly in order to last for a long time.
This type of dental bridge is mainly used for someone who is under the age of 18 and still in their growth cycle.
Maryland bridges don’t require a crown so the enamel of the adjacent tooth is not removed. Instead, a porcelain or metal framework is used to hold the fake tooth in place. The bridges are resin-bond bridges.
These bridges are used when there is only one anchor available for support. This type is not recommended for the back of the mouth. With this bridge, the enamel of the adjacent tooth is removed in order to insert the crown.
Implants are used on people who have single, two or more teeth missing. This kind of alternative does not cause any damage to nearby natural teeth. This type is both comfortable and resembles natural teeth.
Dental bridges can make missing teeth invisible. This can help improve your quality of life and comfort level.
If you have a gap in your teeth and are considering dental bridges or implants, schedule an appointment with us today. You can speak to an implantation specialist who can review your situation and determine the best type of bridge for you.