Dental Bridges In Apache Junction

Dental Bridges In Apache Junction

If you have missing teeth in your mouth, you can visit Meridian Dental Care to learn about the ways you can restore your smile and the structure of your teeth. One way we provide patients with a beautiful smile is by offering dental bridges to qualified adults. Bridges are used to bridge the gap that is left when teeth are lost or extracted from the mouth. There are four different types of bridges that your dentist may recommend depending on the extent of your tooth loss and what best suits your needs.

Traditional Bridges

These are a very popular way that dentists restore patient smiles. With conventional bridges, the teeth that are adjacent to the area missing teeth will be shaped, and a crown will be applied to them. False teeth, also known as pontics, will be bonded, so they are securely cemented to the crowns and fill in space effectively. Bridges are very strong, and the crowns on your adjacent teeth keep them in place to prevent teeth from shifting.

Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges may be recommended by your dentist when the gap in your mouth does not have teeth on both sides that can be used to place the bridge. When this occurs, one side of the gap will be fitted with a crown, and the bridge will be bonded into place.

Maryland Bridges

Maryland bridges are an alternative to getting traditional bridges. With these bridges, a pontic is kept in place using a framework made of either metal or porcelain. It’s secured to the backs of two teeth adjacent to the area missing teeth.

Implant-Supported Bridges

With implant-supported bridges, your adjacent teeth are not needed to keep the bridge in place. Bridges are supported by small posts that have been implanted surgically into the patient’s jawbone. The implant can be used to replace several individual teeth or several teeth at once, depending on your oral health needs.

For more information about dental bridges and the options, we may recommend for you, schedule an appointment at Meridian Dental Care to speak with a representative that can answer any questions you may have.

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