What are dental bridges?
If you need to replace missing teeth in your smile, you might feel overwhelmed by the various options. Fortunately, Dr. Trevor Green of Piney Orchard Dental in Odenton, Maryland, can help demystify tooth restoration. One of the more popular options for repairing the smile after tooth loss is the dental bridge, as it is more permanent than a removable partial denture but not as costly as dental implants. Find out more to decide if you are a good candidate for dental bridges.
What is a dental bridge?
Dr. Greene describes the dental bridge as a restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is fabricated with two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the empty space and an artificial tooth (or pontic) in-between. The dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by the missing tooth or teeth.
Historically, dental bridges were created from various materials, including gold, porcelain, or a combination of both. In most situations, our team will encourage patients to use all-tooth-colored porcelain dental bridges, which match the existing teeth for a more seamless look when completed.
Can a fixed dental bridge be used for the front teeth?
If you are missing one or several of the front teeth, a dental bridge can be used to fill the gap and restore the smile. It can also help repair the smile’s appearance while allowing patients the ability to bite into foods they love. Restoring the smile’s function is an essential part of replacing missing teeth.
How do I know if a fixed dental bridge is right for me?
If you need to replace teeth, you have many different options to choose from. We encourage you to request a consultation visit with our team at Piney Orchard Dental in Odenton, MD, to learn more about this and other solutions for tooth loss. Call (443) 601-8884 to request an appointment with Dr. Trevor Greene and his staff. The office is located at 8743 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite #111.