Fixed Dental Bridges
Missing teeth can severely compromise the health and appearance of your smile. Modern dental bridges are an excellent solution for missing teeth that not only restore the all-important balance of your bite but also help your smile to look natural and attractive. Today, with a focus on aesthetics, dental bridges are generally fabricated with a strong, long-lasting form of porcelain that mimics the light reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel.
This common dental restoration is the preferred prosthetic solution for patients with 1 missing tooth or 2 missing teeth in a row. Dr. Jay Ajmo places both traditional and Implant-Retained dental bridges at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice. If you are suffering from a compromised smile, contact us today to learn how dental bridges can help you rebuild your smile.
Anatomy of a Dental Bridge
The construction of your dental bridge will depend on a number of factors, including the number of replacement teeth needed, and the health of the neighboring teeth. In general, a dental bridge has 2 basic parts:
The abutments. Dental crowns on each side of a bridge are permanently placed on healthy, natural teeth. The crowned abutment teeth must support the bridge, so their health is imperative. You can also anchor a dental bridge with a Dental Implant.
The pontic. The pontic is the replacement tooth that fills the gap left by missing teeth. A bridge may consist of 2 or 3 pontics. Crafted by talented dental lab technicians, pontics are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.