A dental bridge may be an appropriate solution if you want to cover a gap between your teeth. If you have several missing teeth in a row, you can fill the gap with a bridge rather than going for multiple implants. At Ryan Rush DDS PLLC in Fort Collins, CO 80526, we can restore your smile through a dental bridge and would be happy to help you find the best solution for your unique situation.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a non-removable dental device that can reinstate one or more missing teeth. This solution is the best choice for patients who want to fill in the missing teeth in their mouth without undergoing the dental implant process.
A dental bridge is composed of two or more specially designed crowns that are attached on abutment teeth to either side of the missing tooth. As they are permanently cemented in position, you don’t have to worry about removing or cleaning them or worrying about them falling out unexpectedly. A well-maintained and designed bridge can offer natural-looking aesthetics and superior function for longer periods, making it an ideal restoration option.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- They are small and lightweight
- They can correct and distribute natural bite force
- Provide optimal chewing comfort
- Prevent the shifting and moving of adjacent teeth
- Increase speaking and eating ability
- Made to last a long time
- Only needs two to three appointments
- Does not require surgery
What Are the Types of Dental Bridges?
The traditional bridge is the most universally used type of dental bridge. In this method, the crowns are placed on the abutment teeth with the artificial tooth in between. The false tooth is usually fabricated from porcelain or ceramics that are fused with metal.
A cantilever bridge is utilized when there is only one available abutment tooth. This type of dental bridge is not used often as it could damage your other teeth.
This bridge is composed of plastic teeth secured by metal attachments that are bonded to a patient’s existing teeth. This is a minimally invasive and more cost-effective bridge solution.
- Implant-Supported Bridges
This dental bridge has become popular over the years since no existing teeth will need to be filed or trimmed down to support a crown. Implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants and will stimulate the bones just as the tooth’s roots did.
If you want to restore and improve your smile through dental bridge solutions, call Ryan Rush, DDS PLLC, Dentist Fort Collins CO 80526 at (970) 223-5393 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Rush.