What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is comprised of two dental caps that are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, with however many false teeth required filling in the space. These false teeth are also known as “pontics”.  bridge crosses the space left by a missing tooth or other dental gap and helps secure the teeth on either side.

Gilbert Road Dental Bridge Services

Dental bridges come in three main types:

  • Maryland-bonded Bridges–This type of bridge is composed of resin/plastic teeth, supported by a metal framework that is secured on the gums. Metal flanges on either end are then secured to your existing abutment teeth.
  • Cantilever Bridges–These bridges are used in situations where only one abutment tooth is available for the bridge to be secured to.
  • Traditional Bridges–The most common type of bridge available, this involves two abutment teeth and one or more pontic teeth. They are often formed of porcelain-fused-metal for maximum strength while also supplying a natural tooth appearance.

Giving You the Best

The materials composing your bridge are reliant on several factors, such as the location where the bridge will be installed, your overall dental condition and budget. Bridges can be formed from a combination of materials such as gold, porcelain, steel, zirconia, and alumina.