Are you missing a tooth — or maybe even a few teeth in a row? A fixed dental bridge in Newington is a restorative service that may be able to fill in that embarrassing gap, boost your confidence, and support your oral health.
As its name implies, this treatment “bridges” the gap between teeth. There are a few different types of bridges, but the most common type has three distinct parts: two crowns, which are placed on top of the teeth that are adjacent to the gap, and a pontic (artificial tooth) that fills in the empty space. Some patients are candidates for an implant-supported bridge, which is secured in the mouth via small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone rather than by your natural teeth.
For many years, metals (such as gold and silver) were the most popular material for bridges. While they’re very strong and can last for decades, many people dislike them because they look nothing like natural teeth. Porcelain is often the best material for bridges because it blends in seamlessly with the teeth around it. It is also very strong and resistant to stains.
The process for placing a traditional dental bridge may take several appointments and typically goes something like this:
Here are some of the benefits you can reasonably expect to experience if you choose to receive a dental bridge:
To discover whether a dental bridge is a fitting treatment for your circumstances, contact us to schedule a consultation.