Posted on Dec 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Your regular dentist suggested a dental bridge, then said you would need to find a different dentist. So you got online and searched “dental bridges near me.” You have no clear idea what a dental bridge is, so how can you find the best dentist for the task? Let’s start by defining a dental bridge.
What are Dental Bridges?
We know what a regular bridge is. Loosely defined, it is a road or walkway spanning an open area such as a waterway or ravine. Rather than span an open space, a dental bridge fills the gaps left by missing teeth. By restoring the look and function of your missing teeth, a dentist “bridges the gap” in your smile.
There are four types of dental bridges in use:
Traditional dental bridges are the most common type in use. Traditional bridges use a pontic tooth (or false tooth) to fill the gap. The bridge holds a place by anchoring it to abutment teeth (your real teeth on either side of the gap) with dental crowns. Traditional bridges use pontic teeth of ceramic or porcelain construction that are fused to metal. They are strong and will restore your ability to chew normally.
While not as durable as traditional bridges, Maryland bridges are often excellent for replacing incisors or front teeth. These resin-bonded bridges attach using metal or porcelain bands that bind a pontic tooth to the abutment teeth’ backs.
Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges. They secure by affixing a crown to an abutment tooth. The significant difference is that cantilever bridges only attach to one side of a gap. When the gap does not have two abutment teeth available for anchoring, your dentist may use a cantilever bridge.
The last type of bridge uses implant teeth as anchors, rather than your natural teeth. The implant-supported bridge is used when you don’t have enough remaining teeth to support a traditional bridge adequately. This process is the most extended type of bridge procedure and may take several months to complete.
Why Choose 320 Dental Studio?
Now that you know a little more about dental bridges, why should you select 320 Dental Studio to perform your bridge procedure? In a word — experience. Dr. Haack has many years of experience as a dentist. When you are a patient at 320 Dental Studio, you become a partner in your dental care. Whether you visit us for routine dental or extensive orthodontic care, you will be in good hands.
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To find out if you are a candidate for dental bridges, contact 320 Dental Studio to schedule a complimentary examination. Dr. Haack and 320 Dental Studio serves patients in and around the Alexandria, MN area. With reasonable pricing, financial arrangements available, and a host of additional benefits, 320 Dental Studio should be your choice for dental work and orthodontics.