If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental bridges. Mayfair Family Dentistry is located on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA and specializes in dental bridges. Dental bridges may be the perfect solution for your dental issue.
A dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns that literally create a bridge over where the missing tooth is. The teeth surrounding the gap will work as anchors for the dental bridge and are called abutments. The false teeth can be made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or could be a combination of these materials.
Dental bridges can serve multiple purposes. Dental bonding can help restore your smile, distribute the forces of your bite, maintain the shape of your face, prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position and restore your ability to speak and chew properly. There are also multiple types of dental bridges available. Dental bridges are also made to offer a natural look and blend into surrounding teeth.
Traditional bridges are the most common type of dental bridge and involve the creation of a crown for the tooth or implant on both sides of the missing tooth with a pontic in-between. Cantilever bridges are another type of dental bridge. Cantilever bridges are used when there are only abutments available on one side of the missing tooth. Cantilever bridges are not very common as they can put too much pressure on other teeth and cause collateral damage. Maryland bonded bridges are another type of dental bridge. Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a porcelain or metal framework. Often the metal or porcelain wings are bonded on just one side of the bridge.
There is a lot of information available on dental bridges, so if you have any questions or concerns about dental bridges, contact us at Mayfair Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. Dental bridges might just be the perfect solution to your dental issues.