Dental bridges are used to fill the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. They are comprised of artificial teeth that are anchored by crowns cemented on to teeth adjacent to the gap.
We use top-grade, natural-looking and durable materials. Your bridge may be made from porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal when additional strength is required, such as for molars that handle heavy chewing.
Bridges that are placed in the front of the mouth are made from aesthetically pleasing ceramic or porcelain that mimics the translucent quality of natural tooth enamel.
We have our own lab right on the premises. Your dental restoration will be created following the detailed instructions of our doctors who work closely with our talented lab technicians to ensure that your restoration meets your expectations.
Replacing a missing tooth, or teeth, is vital to maintaining oral health. Even if the missing tooth is not visible, a missing tooth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to bite and/or jaw problems and increase the likelihood of periodontal disease.
While dental bridges have been the past standard for replacing a missing tooth or teeth, advancements in implant dentistry have made dental implants the preferred solutions for most dentists. Although there are cases when a traditional bridge may be the best option, our doctors usually recommend dental implants for tooth replacement.
Why choose dental implants?
Placing a traditional dental bridge requires shaving down healthy teeth. Dental implants don’t require altering healthy teeth.
Traditional bridges are supported by crowns that are cemented onto the natural teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. Placing the supporting crowns requires that the healthy teeth be reshaped to accept the added bulk of the crown. Our doctors prefer to preserve tooth structure whenever possible, and dental implants do not require the alteration of healthy teeth.
Longevity is an additional benefit of dental implants. When properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime. By comparison, a dental bridge has a lifespan of five to ten years. While a traditional bridge may cost less initially, longer-lasting dental implants frequently are the more economical option in the long run.