A dental bridge in Jacksonville, Florida is a type of permanent dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. They are ideal for replacing just one tooth or several teeth that are missing in a row. When you lose teeth, many problems can arise. Not only does it damage your self-confidence, but chewing and speaking become difficult as well. Your natural teeth may also shift out of place and cause you to lose facial shape and volume. Our caring dental team, led by Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen, wants to prevent this. There are three main kinds of dental bridges used, depending on which teeth you have lost and the state of your smile. They are:
- Traditional dental bridges – Traditional dental bridges use two dental crowns and a false tooth called a pontic to restore your smile. The crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap and are used to anchor the pontic in place.
- Cantilever bridges – Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges but are used when there are no teeth on one side of the gap.
- Maryland bridges – Maryland bridges are also called resin-bonded bridges. They are used to replace missing front teeth. Brackets are bonded to the back of your natural teeth and the replacement tooth. They are connected together to hold the Maryland bridge in place.
Dental bridges are a great, permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. To learn more about dental bridges and to discover what type of dental bridge would work best for you, please contact our friendly dentist by calling our dental office. We are happy to answer your questions as we start you on the road to better health!