How Fixed Bridges Work to Replace Missing Teeth
If you’re missing one or several teeth, you may be considering a dental bridge. A dental bridge is basically a false tooth or teeth, known as a pontic, which is attached to dental crowns on each side of the large space left behind. This creates a “bridge” that fills in the space. Dental bridges are typically made from porcelain or ceramic materials that match the color of your natural teeth. Our Dentists here at BLUSH Dental Studio in East Point, Georgia, encourage patients with missing teeth to consider the benefits of fixed dental bridges.
What is a fixed dental bridge, and is it the right kind for me?
There are several varieties of dental bridges, but the most common type is the fixed bridge. A fixed bridge is cemented with bonding into place and can only be removed by a dentist. This type of dental bridge is generally used when there are healthy teeth on both sides of the missing tooth (or teeth).
Another type of dental bridge is the removable bridge. As the name suggests, the patient can remove this type of bridge. Removable bridges are often used when there are no healthy teeth on one or both sides of the gap to support a fixed bridge. However, we will recommend a more permanent replacement, such as the fixed dental bridge, whenever possible.
Who is a good candidate for the fixed dental bridge?
Whether you choose a fixed or removable dental bridge, the pontic or pontics used will look and feel like your natural teeth. Dental bridges can restore your smile and help you chew and speak properly. They can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place and improve your self-confidence at the same time! A consultation appointment and initial evaluation are recommended to determine if fixed dental bridges are suitable for you.
Schedule a visit with our team today to learn more about fixed dental bridges!
If you’re considering a permanent dental bridge, it’s important to talk to our dentists about which type of bridge is appropriate for you. Our team will also be able to answer any questions and help put your mind at ease when choosing the solution right for your smile! Call our office at (404) 595-5104 to request an appointment at BLUSH Dental Studio, conveniently located at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite #100 in East Point, GA.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.