Dental bridges have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. Today, dental bridges are still considered one of the most durable, conservative and cost-effective options for bridging the gap between a missing tooth and surrounding teeth. Comprised of at least two anchoring teeth and a replacement tooth, dental bridges help prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, improve chewing and speaking, and help keep your natural face shape intact.
There are three types of dental bridges:
- Traditional dental bridges
Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth.
- Cantilever dental bridges
Cantilever dental bridges are used in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth.
- Maryland bridges
Maryland bridges are cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth.Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last many years.
Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last many years.