Do you have one or multiple missing teeth in a row? If so, then you know how this can make normal oral habits difficult to do, such as eating, speaking, and smiling comfortably. Fortunately, there are several tooth-replacement options out there that can help restore your bite. If you have one or more consecutively missing teeth, then a dental bridge may be the best solution for you. At EyeSmile Dentistry and Optometry of Belmont, our team can provide this durable and reliable treatment to effectively close the gaps in your smile. Read on or give us a call today to learn more about what to expect from a dental bridge in Belmont!
A dental bridge is a restoration that’s designed to replace one or several missing teeth in a row. Once placed, it shouldn’t be able to be removed by anyone except your dentist. The appliance is held in place via two dental crowns that are fitted atop the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. The prosthetic teeth (pontics) connecting the crowns will fill in the rest of the gap. Many dental bridges are constructed out of porcelain-fused-to-metal to provide a durable and lifelike solution.
Our team is happy to offer two kinds of dental bridges: traditional and implant-supported. Here’s what you can expect from each of these reliable tooth replacement options:
If you’re missing a single tooth or several teeth in a row, traditional dental bridges in Belmont can effectively fill the space in your smile. We will place a dental crown on either side of the gap and bridge them with pontics. Our team only uses the best quality materials for your restorations, so you can expect to enjoy an incredibly lifelike and long-lasting solution for your new pearly whites.
Unlike traditional ones, these bridges are secured to dental implants that are directly inserted into the jawbone. Not only will they replace your missing teeth, but they’ll also help preserve a stronger jawbone and more youthful facial shape. You’ll be able to enjoy a much sturdier bite, increased biting power, and the results can last several decades to a lifetime with proper care.
There are several advantages you can appreciate from a dental bridge in Belmont, including: