Gaps in the teeth can take away your confidence and make your smile appear unattractive. The good news is, this gap be closed using a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge. A dental bridge is made of one or more artificial teeth (called 'pontics') supported by teeth on either side (called 'abutment teeth').
Our qualified dentist near you will evaluate you to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a dental bridge. In addition to dental bridges, Fall River Valley Dental also provides crowns, implants, partials, and dentures to replace missing teeth.
Missing teeth are often much more than just a cosmetic problem. Gaps in the dental arch can alter your bite, cause bone loss at the site, and force adjacent teeth to rotate into the gap.
Dr. Zachary Pekar carefully measures the gap and custom-fits a bridge that feels natural and comfortable. Patients will be able to speak, chew, and smile with confidence.
There are four different types of bridges based on structure and function. Finding the right one can be the key to restoring your smile and oral health.
Traditional bridges are the most common and anchored on natural teeth surrounding the gap on both sides. The supporting teeth will always need to be protected with crowns as the dentist in McArthur, CA, will need to remove some tooth enamel from each.
Unlike traditional bridges, cantilever bridges are supported only one side. They are more prone to fracturing and loosening of crowns.
Maryland bridges near you are bonded to the backs of neighboring teeth with the help of porcelain bands. The dentist does not need to remove tooth enamel.
Dr. Zachary Pekar will first insert implants, attach the crowns, and anchor the bridge to the implants. Implant-supported bridges at Fall River Valley Dental are durable, chip-resistant, and aesthetic.
Practicing good oral hygiene and refraining from chewing hard foods like caramel, popcorn, and nuts can help your dental bridge last for many years.
Please contact our dentist to explore the latest options to replace missing teeth.