It can be challenging to enjoy smiling and spending time with loved ones if you are missing one or more teeth. They might be missing due to a medical condition, ageing, decay, infection, or an accident. Regardless of the reason, you are left feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, Fonthill Marketplace Dental can restore your smile and confidence with dental bridges. These dental restorations are used to replace one or more missing teeth with the help of adjacent teeth.
A dental bridge, just as the name indicates, is a fixed dental restoration that spans gaps in your smile created by one or more missing teeth. It relies on adjacent teeth that will create an anchor and support for the false tooth, known as pontic. A pontic is permanently attached to dental crowns on each side, that are later cemented onto the healthy neighbouring teeth, creating a permanent solution for a missing tooth, of few.
Apart from the traditional dental bridge, there are few other types that your dentist may suggest following a consultation.
Implant-Supported Bridge: if the bridge is not able to rely on the support of adjacent teeth, dental implants can be placed to create an anchor for the bridge. The false tooth will be attached to crowns that will later be either cemented or screwed onto the implants.
Cantilever Bridge: if a false tooth is supported only on one side, rather than two, the restoration is called cantilever bridge.
Maryland Bridge: a pontic can also be held in place by a metal or porcelain framework, and attached with resin to the back on the adjacent teeth. This type of bridge does not involve placing crowns over healthy teeth but is it limited in strength by the strength of the resin that holds it in place.
Our office in Fonthill, Ontario, offers all of the above types of dental bridge restorations. So don’t wait any longer to restore your beautiful smile and call us to schedule your appointment.