Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. After the gap is filled, our patients are able to chew, digest and smile once again!!
Placing a bridge is a simpler procedure which normally takes couple of visits. Our dentist will prepare the teeth, then takes accurate impressions and place a temporary bridge, our finest laboratory technicians make a permanent one in less than two weeks and we place the final bridge.
Dental Bridges or Dentures?
For decades, removable dentures were considered the gold-standard for replacing lost teeth. But as technology has improved, implant supported dentures and fixed dental bridges have become the best options for many patients.
Dental bridges are fixed in place, unlike removable dentures. This means they are more secure and work just like real teeth. You can eat the foods you love! Unlike dentures, bridges actually promote healthy gums! Bridges help prevent bone loss and the “sunken” look common in patients who wear dentures for many years.
If you’re interested in exploring your options for replacing lost teeth, we’re here to help!