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Different Types of Dental Bridges

December 27, 2012

Filed under: Dental Bridges,Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — atriumfamily @ 3:00 am

Do you any missing teeth? Do you suffer with a tooth that requires an extraction but you don’t want to have any gaps in your smile?

Modern dental bridges can help restore your smile and fill most gaps in your smile. Traditionally, dental bridges might have been cumbersome and uncomfortable, but today’s bridges are a nearly-natural and very natural-looking solution to missing teeth.

The most common type of dental bridge is known as the fixed bridge, which makes use of porcelain, ceramics and metals and usually involves the production of a false tooth which is anchored on adjacent teeth. As the name implies, a fixed bridge cannot be removed.

Another type of dental bridge is the resin-bonded bridge. Similar to a fixed bridge, a resin-bonded bridge is attached to healthy adjacent teeth.

Another option for a dental bridge is the Cantilever bridge. Usually, a Cantilever bridge is only attached to one adjacent tooth instead of two, typically in areas of low stress or where there is no second adjacent tooth.

Missing teeth can impact your oral health, encourage your gums to recede and your remaining teeth to move into the empty space and misalign. If you have any questions about dental bridges or how dental bridges can improve your smile and help prevent future oral issues, Atrium Family Dental is a phone call or email away. Contact us today for an appointment.

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