It is crucial to replace your missing tooth not only to restore the aesthetics of your smile but to reinstate functionality and prevent other problems. It can become quite difficult to eat your favorite foods or smile without any inhibitions with missing teeth. At De Lucs Dental, LLC, we offer various options for replacing your missing teeth.
Dental bridges are one of our restorative treatments that can replace damaged, decayed, or lost teeth. Be it for cosmetic or health reasons, we provide dental bridges that suit your requirements.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are restorative appliances that replace one or more missing teeth in a row. They consist of a false tooth called a pontic supported by two anchor crowns on either side of the gap. The adjacent natural teeth of the gap are prepared before being capped with hollow crowns. These abutment teeth support complete restoration and keep the false tooth in position.
Dental bridges come in various materials, including porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or silver. The material used for your dental bridge will be based on your personal choices, and the location of the missing teeth.
Types of Bridges
They consist of a filler tooth between two crowns, which hold the bridge in place.
These bridges generally replace missing front teeth and use tooth-colored metal bands cemented to neighboring teeth to secure the bridge in place.
In the cantilever bridge, the crowns are on the same side of the bridge at the end. They are typically used to replace end molars.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
With a customized dental bridge, you will no longer have to worry about an unpleasant tooth gap. The pontic and crowns will be carefully designed to complement the feel and appearance of your smile.
With a dental bridge securely in position, you will be able to bite, chew, and speak as before. Since the artificial tooth is supported appropriately, it is least likely to fall out or come loose.
A dental bridge supported by implants can avert bone loss associated with missing teeth.
- Prevents Bite Misalignment
In due course, tooth loss can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of place. By filling the gap with a dental bridge, we can maintain the position and alignment of your oral cavity.
If you want to learn more about dental bridges, visit our office, De Lucs Dental, LLC, at 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 204, Silver Spring, MD 20910. You can also reach Dentist in Silver Spring, MD at 301-587-8081 | 301-587-8082.