Looking to replace missing teeth? With a wide choice of restorations to choose from, it can be confusing to decide on the best option for your requirements. Missing teeth can be replaced with crowns, bridges, dentures or implants. Montebello Dental Clinic offers a wide range of modern and aesthetic restorations.
Here’s a detailed look at the pros, features, and benefits of dental bridges as compared to other options.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A bridge is made up of one or artificial teeth, and the bridge is anchored to natural teeth or implants on one or both sides. The artificial teeth are known as ‘pontics’, and the two anchoring teeth are called abutments.
Dental bridges offer many benefits to patients:
- Dental bridges can be fixed onto your teeth in two to three visits spanning a couple of weeks at most. On the other hand, implants usually take several months as the procedure involves surgical intervention.
- Overall, the procedure is swift, painless, and simple and involves minimal discomfort. At the same time, bridges do not come loose (unlike dentures and partials, for example).
- The procedure is more affordable compared to implants without any comprise on strength and durability. Bridges last for several years with good care and may need replacing only after 10-15 years.
How Dental Bridges Can Help You
Bridges can be made of porcelain, metal alloys, gold, or a combination of these. It’s very important to get missing teeth replaced as this may cause undue strain on other teeth and lead to bite problems later on.
Dental bridges restore your smile, balance out the bite force, and reinstate your ability to chew and speak properly. Missing teeth may prevent us from enjoying our meals to the fullest, and we may end up speaking incoherently or with a slight lisp.
Patients can choose from several different types of bridges, including traditional, cantilever type, Maryland, and implant-supported bridges to choose from.
Call or email Montebello Dental Clinic today for the latest dental bridges near you.