What You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

Oftentimes, when people are missing teeth, their dentist will recommend installing a bridge to replace them. Our dental team has been successfully installing bridges for individuals in Basking Ridge and across New Jersey and we are ready to do the same for you. Please read on to learn more about bridges and how they may be just what you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are fixed removable dentures that are essentially false teeth placed in between two supporting crowns. There are several materials of which your bridges may be composed, though generally, a dentist will recommend either porcelain or bonded bridges, depending on your individual situation.

Are there different types of dental bridges?

The three primary types of dental bridges are as follows:

  • Maryland Bridge: This type of bridge is when the replacement tooth is attached to metal wings that dock on two teeth on either side of the empty space.
  • Cantilever Bridge: This is when the implant is placed in between missing teeth that are adjacent to one another–this option is usually recommended for those who are missing two teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
  • Traditional Bridge: As stated above, dentists will implant a traditional bridge when teeth on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth) require a dental crown.

What are the benefits of having dental bridges?

There are several benefits to having dental bridges installed, starting with improving your smile, as you will now have no more gaps. This is a big plus and is, in many cases, the sole reason people get dental bridges. However, they are also functional, allowing individuals to properly chew their food once again, realigning their bite, in many cases. Lastly, bridges can prevent your remaining teeth from shifting, preventing further dental issues down the road.

How long does a dental bridge last?

Dental bridges are an excellent and cost-effective way for patients to get their smile back. Additionally, you’d be pleased to know that bridges often last up to 15 years, and sometimes even longer. If you are ready for dental bridges, please do not hesitate to speak with our personable dental team today!

Contact The Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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