What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges, crafted from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, are dental restorations used to replace one or more missing teeth. Permanent and fixed in your mouth, dental bridges are ideal for those who want a lasting solution. Traditionally, dental bridges are made from crowns or dental implants that anchor a false tooth called a pontic. The restoration is cemented on the teeth adjacent to the gap, which is filled by the pontic. At Musial Dental Center, we offer many types of dental bridges in Mobile, Alabama for your convenience.

 

What types of dental bridges are there?

The type of dental bridge we suggest will be based on your individual goals and needs. Our devoted dentist, Dr. Valerie H. Musial, offers:

 

  • Traditional bridges, which use a crown or implant on either side of the missing tooth to anchor the replacement tooth into position.
  • Cantilever bridges, which are similar to traditional bridges, but are only used when there are only teeth on one side of the missing gap.
  • Resin-bonded bridges, which are ideal for replacing a missing front tooth and are supported by metal framework bonded to the back of your teeth.

 

To see if dental bridges are right for your smile, please contact our friendly dental team today. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule your appointment.