When one or more missing teeth causes trouble as you chew, speak, or simply smile, then you may want to get them fixed with dental bridges. As your dentist in Amesbury, MA, we can close small gaps in your smile with a custom bridge made just for you. You can count on us to help you select the right type of dental bridge and permanently affix it in place.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges serve as replacements for one or more missing teeth. The bridges use crowns or wings to firmly anchor the prosthetic teeth to adjacent teeth. The type of bridge you need depends on the number of teeth you need replaced and their locations.
The three main types of dental bridges include:
Traditional: Creates a secure bond using crowns on the teeth at either side of the missing tooth
Cantilever: Allow for the placement of a dental bridge when there’s only one anchor tooth
Maryland: Attaches to the teeth on either side using metal or porcelain wings instead of crowns
With a thorough exam, we can determine which type of dental bridge will serve you best. We can also discuss dental implants and dentures if you’re not a good candidate for a bridge or want a different solution.
When to Get Dental Bridges
When you lose a tooth, it’s important to replace it with a dental bridge or other option as soon as you can. Otherwise, the nearby teeth will likely start to shift out of place, resulting in the need for additional restorations before you can get replacements.
Beyond that, missing teeth can make it difficult to chew your food, speak clearly, and smile confidently. Fortunately, all it takes is a call to our dental care team to find your ideal solution and replace your missing teeth.
Need Dental Bridges? Call to Schedule Your Visit
If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, call 978-712-4089 to speak to our team at Amesbury Family Dental. We’ll help you find the best time to come in for an exam and consultation about dental bridges. We look forward to helping you maintain your healthy smile, so please feel free to call us anytime.