Dental bridges are custom oral appliances that literally bridge the gap created by your missing teeth. They consist of two dental crowns on each side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges are made from a variety of materials to resemble your natural teeth, including porcelain, alloys, or gold.
There are several types of dental bridges that vary in stability, application, and cost. The three most common bridges are:
- Removable bridges
Removable bridges can be removed from your mouth for cleaning but are not as stable as other types of dental bridges.
- Fixed bridges
Fixed bridges are cemented to your natural teeth on both sides of your missing tooth gap.
- Implant-supported bridges
Implant-supported bridges use a dental implant, which is an artificial metal tooth root, to attach the bridge to your jawbone.
The best way to determine which type of dental bridge is best for you and your smile is by visiting our dentist at Healthy Dental Expressions. Finally replace your missing tooth and teeth and regain your healthy beautiful smile by contacting our experienced Lake Worth dental team to schedule your consultation or for more information today.