The team at Carrollwood Smiles are experienced experts in dental bridge diagnoses and implementation. The general purpose of a bridge is to create a connection between two things that are separated by a gap. A dental bridge is the same thing; bridging a gap created by a missing tooth.
One bridge is made up of two or more crowns that are for both of the teeth on either side of the gap. Those two anchoring teeth are known as “abutment teeth”, and in between the abutment teeth, there is a false tooth that is placed. This false tooth is known as a “pontic”, and they are usually made of gold, porcelain, various alloys, or a combination of all of those materials to form one durable mixture. These bridges are supported by natural teeth or dental implants.
Bridges have many benefits. Allow you to properly chew and speak. Maintain the proper shape of your face. Distribute the same amount of force throughout your mouth and the bite. Prevent any remaining teeth from drifting into an uncomfortable position. They can also restore your smile.
There are three types of dental bridges. Traditional bridges, which involve the standard procedure of creating a crown and then placing a pontic between the crown. These are the most common types of bridges. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one tooth between the gap. But, these types of bridges aren’t very common anymore. Maryland bonded bridges are made of porcelain and porcelain that is fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums. These are bonded to your existing teeth.
Whether you have a gap in your teeth that you want to fix, or you are missing multiple teeth, a bridge may just be right for you. Here at Carrollwood Smiles in Carrollwood, Florida, we are committed to giving you the best in oral dental healthcare.
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