If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge can be an excellent option to restore your dental health and smile. At PGA Dentistry, in Jupiter, FL we use e-max® composite crowns that are strong, durable, and long-lasting
We place traditional bridges, as well as implant-supported dental bridges like the Prettau bridge used for the Teeth Next Day procedure. Both are good investments, and which one is preferred depends on the unique characteristics of your oral health.
Which option is best for you is something that can only be accurately determined during an in-person consultation. Dr. Ajmo holds a mastership from the prestigious Misch Institute and is a diplomate of the ICOI. Give us a call, schedule your consultation, and see why Jupiter patients trust their smiles in the hands of the recognized Dr. Ajmo.
Types of Dental Bridges
- Traditional dental bridge — made of two major components, the traditional dental bridge comprises of a dental crown and two abutments which attach it to adjacent teeth. A single missing tooth might be replaced in this way
,or even a row of two or three teeth. This option can be more inexpensive than others, without the long-term longevity of the dental implant.
- Cantilever bridge — a more specialized bridge, here the traditional bridge instead has one abutment because there is only one eligible tooth on one or the other side of the replacement tooth. Cantilever bridges can be used for aesthetic reasons or if you have other prosthetic teeth.
- Maryland bridge — much less common than other dental bridges, the Maryland bridge comprises a metal frame with the front half of a dental prosthetic bonded to the frame. The wings of the frame are then bonded to the back of the two adjacent teeth. This type of bridge is not often used.
- Implant-supported bridge — Perhaps one of the most common options, this involves using a dental implant to hold a dental bridge, which can be partial or full-arch. Implants integrate with the jawbone, giving them the strength of a natural tooth root, and enjoy a remarkable longevity. At PGA Dentistry, we use a Prettau implant-supported bridge for patients who need to replace a full arch of teeth. The results are aesthetically amazing and the procedure can take as little as two days.
How Can a Dental Bridge Help Me?
By replacing missing or extracted teeth, a dental bridge can aesthetically restore and, in fact, enhance your appearance. PGA Dentistry uses e-max crowns, which look stunningly natural thanks to the composite material they are sculpted with.
Customizable by size, shape, and color, our crowns are artistically designed to the individual features of your smile. We encourage you to ask us for photos of results other patients have achieved.
Benefits of dental bridges go beyond the aesthetic, as well.
They can help restore the ability to chew properly and even speak. Bridges also help maintain the shape of your face, they can prevent drifting and crooked teeth, and they help reduce wear on other teeth by more evenly distributing the forces in your bite.
How Dental Bridges are Placed
The third visit will see the placement of the bridge, which will be adjusted it is properly fitted in place. After a couple of weeks, the bridge will be bonded in place and you will be able to fully enjoy your new, rejuvenated smile.
Am I a Candidate?
There are different options for replacing missing teeth and we will discuss these procedures during our consultation. Which type of bridge is placed depends on the unique features of your oral anatomy, and we will always recommend what would be the best solution given your needs and the results you want.
We encourage you to schedule your consultation, explore your candidacy, and see which procedure is right for you.
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