What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges can replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are fixed to the teeth either end of a gap. These teeth are prepared and the dental bridge is fixed to bridge the gap (missing teeth). Dental bridges can also be used on dental implants to provide new teeth.
Advantages of dental bridges
Dental bridges are very quick, easy and painless to do. If gaps are not filled the surrounding teeth can drift into the spaces. Having a dental bridge will prevent this from happening. Dental bridges will help you chew, bite and aesthetics.
Types of dental bridges
Dental bridges are usually made of:
- Porcelain bonded to metal alloy. Conventional dental bridges with high stabilty.
- Porcelain bridges. For best cosmetic results porcelain bridges or ceramic bridges can provide very natural looking teeth.
Dental bridges are very successful?
You need to treat dental bridges as your natural teeth. It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene, good diet and attend regular dental check-ups. Dental bridges can last 10-15 years or longer.
Alternatives to dental bridges
Dental bridges are an alternative to partial dentures or dental implants. The best option to replace missing teeth depends on your individual case. Abbotsford Dentists can advise on what option is best for you.