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Dental Bridges

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Bridges can:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?

There are three main types of dental bridges:

Traditional bridges

involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Cantilever bridges

are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

Maryland bonded bridges

(also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of porcelain teeth supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

Consider a consultation with Dr. Manuel Stefan today. We’d love to walk you though the technological advances that are available for you so that you can uncover the best smile of your life. Call 407-281-8700 today to schedule your consultation.

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