Did you know that roughly 178 million Americans are struggling with tooth loss? If you’re one of them, you’ll be happy to know that there are several tooth-replacement solutions available, from dental implants to dentures. If you’re missing one tooth or several teeth in a row, however, then a dental bridge may be the best solution for you. To learn more about this smile-rebuilding service, simply read on or get in touch with our team!
While a dental crown brings back the form and function of a damaged tooth, the dental bridge replaces one or more consecutive teeth that have gone missing completely. After placement, a fixed traditional bridge cannot be removed except by your dentist. It is held in place with two dental crowns placed on each of the teeth surrounding the gap. Prosthetic teeth (pontics) are attached to the crowns to fill in the space between them.
Most dental bridges are made of porcelain-fused-to-metal, for a sturdy solution with an almost completely natural appearance.
Dr. Greenwood is proud to offer two types of dental bridges: traditional and implant-retained. Here’s a bit more information about each of these tooth-replacement solutions:
Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth consecutively, traditional dental bridges in Sagamore Hills can fill the gaps in your smile. To do so, Dr. Greenwood will place a dental crown on either side of the gap and literally “bridge” the open space with pontics. Only the best and most lifelike materials will be used, ensuring that the end result will be both durable and natural-looking.
Implant-retained bridges are different than traditional ones in an important way: they use dental implants for support instead of dental crowns! This tooth-replacement solution comes with numerous benefits, including an extended lifespan, further stability, and increased bite force.
There are several benefits that dental bridges in Sagamore Hills provide, including the fact that they: