What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace a single missing tooth or a couple of missing teeth in a row. There are several types of bridges available, and our dentist will help you determine which kind is best for accommodating your individual needs and preferences. The most common type of dental bridge in Marlborough, Connecticut, is known as a traditional bridge. The traditional bridge is made of two dental crowns and one artificial tooth. If more than one tooth is missing, the bridge will include multiple prosthetic teeth (usually a maximum of three). The crowns are attached to the natural teeth or dental implants adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth in order to anchor the artificial tooth in place. We exclusively use 100% ceramic materials for crowns and bridges (not metal, and not porcelain-fused-to-metal) – because they are very much stronger (the strongest dental materials ever), more durable, less-abrasive to opposing teeth, can be thinner (requiring removal of less tooth structure), allow finer and smoother margins (the edges against the tooth – which are much easier to keep clean and decay-free over the long term), and are by far the most esthetic and naturally tooth-like in appearance of any dental restorative materials available.
Do I need a dental bridge?
Our dentist may suggest a bridge if you are interested in a stable, natural-looking restoration for your smile. Bridges are very secure because they are anchored in place by the crowns. There are many benefits to using a dental bridge, including:
- Preventing the remaining teeth from moving out of their proper positions
- Restoring your ability to properly chew, eat, and speak once again
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
We invite you to contact Rivereast Dental Group today to learn more about bridges and to set up your next appointment with Dr. Douglas Doran.