Do you have multiple missing teeth? Are the gaps in your smile impacting the function of your bite? We offer dental bridge treatment to patients in our Doylestown, PA dental office. Bridges are dental restorations that can restore rows of consecutive missing teeth. Patients who receive dental bridges can improve the appearance of their teeth and also “bridge” the gaps in their smiles. Our dental team helps patients replace their missing teeth so they can avoid further bone loss, tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. Restoring permanent teeth supports the overall health of the gum and bone tissue, as well as remaining natural teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
A bridge provides many advantages to patients with missing teeth. Dental bridges:
- Make it easier to chew and talk
- Fill in large tooth gaps
- Prevent shifting teeth
- Even out the bite
- Maintain the shape of the face
With the right care, dental bridges can last for many years. Contact our dental office if you have multiple missing teeth and are looking for a strong, long-lasting dental restoration.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are two common types of bridges that can be secured in the mouth:
Traditional Fixed Bridge
This traditional option consists of a dental prosthetic held in place by natural teeth. The teeth adjacent to the tooth gap are covered by dental crowns, which secure the bridge in place. Although traditional bridges are a quick fix for patients with multiple teeth, they do not support the bone and gum tissue. The dental pontic between the crown-capped teeth lays on the gum tissue. Patients who choose traditional fixed bridges will also need to clean food debris from beneath their bridge to prevent decay or gum disease.
Dental Implant-Secured Bridge
Dental implants provide more stability to patients who choose dental bridges. Implant bridges use dental implants instead of natural teeth to support a dental prosthetic. Dental implants are titanium posts that, when healed, fuse with the jaw bone tissue. Because of this, implants provide a permanent solution for patients with missing teeth. The durable implant posts help prevent shifting teeth and further bone loss. Implant-supported bridges also last longer than traditional fixed bridges.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want a fuller, healthier smile? Call Perfect Smiles for restorative dental care with dental bridges at 215-529-8048. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with our dentists on our website. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we can help.