Losing some of our teeth normally happens within our lifetime. According to ADA, adults have an average of three or more decayed or missing teeth. Dental bridges have become one of the best options for teeth replacement. As long as there’s still a supporting natural tooth or implant, bridges are a viable option.
A dental bridge is a permanent partial denture used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is attached to the crown capped on top of the surrounding natural tooth beside the missing teeth. The bridge will get support from the dental crown to keep it in place.
The average lifespan of dental bridges can reach up to 10 years. Bridges are dependent on the natural teeth that support it. Regular visits to the dentist and maintaining good oral hygiene keeps the natural teeth healthy. Thus, prolonging the life of the dental bridges.
Each type of bridge is suitable for certain dental conditions. Like dentures, the purpose of the bridges depends on the kind of materials used like porcelain, ceramic fused to metal, and resin. Here are the different types of dental bridges:
Your dental condition will be the basis of the type of dental bridges suitable for you. It’s best to consult your dentist for a more accurate diagnosis of your oral health.
Losing your teeth is not final. There’s still hope for you. We can help you bring back the lost confidence and joy of eating with our restorative dental services in Uptown Charlotte and its neighboring communities.