Dental treatment can work wonders with damaged teeth, but sometimes there are occasions where a tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that saving it is simply not possible. Gaps between teeth can be hugely detrimental to your confidence and self-esteem, and depending on where the gap is located, it can even have a negative impact on the functionality of your other teeth and the overall use of your mouth. This is due to the fact that after time, your remaining teeth can take advantage of the space to shift around slightly, causing misalignment and a range of other associated dental problems.
Thankfully you don’t have to live with gaps any longer. Dental bridges work to fill this gap where the missing tooth would have been with a false tooth and also holding the remaining teeth either side in place so that they don’t shift into the space.Vero Dental Spa explains the four main varieties of dental bridges currently available; traditional, cantilever, Maryland/resin bonded and implant-supported.
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are the most commonly recommended treatment for missing teeth. They involve creating crowns that sit on one or two teeth either side of the gap, which take on the role of anchors for the pontic (the false tooth). The anchored teeth are referred to as abutment teeth and help to provide stability for the pontic and make the teeth as functional as possible, as well as giving the appearance of perfectly normal, natural teeth.
Cantilever Dental Bridges
In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, for
Maryland / Resin Bonded Dental Bridges
This variety of dental bridge is almost always used for treating the front teeth. The pontic is fused to metal or ceramic wing-like structures that are then bonded securely to the abutment teeth with an ultra-strong resin. This means that the abutment teeth require virtually no preparation, and the wings are secured in such a way that they are hidden from view, giving you a completely natural looking smile.
Implant-supported Dental Bridges
The most recent innovation in dental bridges is the development of the implant-supported variety. An implant is inserted into the bone where the original tooth root would have been, where it will immediately begin to fuse to the bone. Once this has happened, individual crowns or an implant-supported bridge can be put into place. These are extremely strong as they are anchored to the jaw bone, and are a good solution for gaps that have very little support on either side.
Qualification for Dental Bridges
If you have a gap in your
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