Dental bridges are restorations that fill a space left by a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge may be necessary to prevent shifting teeth, leading to bite problems, jaw problems, or gum disease. We offer dental bridge treatment to help safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile for patients missing permanent teeth in the Colmar, PA, area. Our office can restore the full function and form of patients’ smiles with bridges.
Types of Dental Bridges
We use fixed and Cantilever bridges to replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge is the most popular type of bridge. This bridge consists of a false tooth or teeth attached to two crowns. The crowns fit over existing teeth adjacent to a tooth gap and hold the bridge in place. The Cantilever bridge is often used when teeth are on only one side of a tooth gap. A typical three-unit Cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth space. The filler tooth is then connected to the two crowned teeth, which extend into the missing tooth space or end.
Dental Bridge Treatment in Colmar, PA
Traditionally, dental bridges use crown-capped teeth to secure false teeth. We will prepare the teeth for these bridges and make impressions for the crowns and false teeth. However, we can also use dental implants to support dental bridges. Our office works with dental laboratories and oral surgeons to ensure bridges last longer. Traditional bridges lay on the gums and do not support the underlying tissue or bone.
Dental implants use titanium posts that replace teeth at the root to help improve the functionality of restorations like dental bridges. An oral surgeon will place the dental implants in the jaw bone to secure the false teeth. After 3 to 6 months, during which the posts fuse with the bone, we will create and place the custom bridge. While it will take longer to receive implants, implant-supported bridges
Restore Missing Teeth
Are you missing permanent teeth? Call Dental Health Group for dental bridge treatment today at (215) 774-6702. You can also request a dental appointment with our dental team online.