A dental bridge is a restorative dental technique used to “bridge” the gaps in your smile that result from missing teeth. Dental bridges include two dental crowns or implants and the pontic, which is the replacement tooth or teeth. Dental bridges are an alternative to dental implants for tooth replacement, or may be used in concurrence with dental implants to create a dental bridge.
Advantages of dental bridges:
1. Great Aesthetics: Here at Your Desire Smile, the replacement teeth that come with our dental bridges are attractive and natural-looking.
2. Durability: With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last a long time and build up your smile so that you can avoid future problems.
3. Quick Solution: Placement of a dental bridge typically only takes one-two appointments. During the first visit, the ‘abutment’ teeth, or the teeth on either side of the gap, are prepared. This preparation involves removing a portion of enamel and reshaping the tooth to allow room for a crown to be placed over them.
4. Affordability: Dental bridges typically cost less than dental implants. However, the cost of maintaining and repairing a bridge may accumulate over time.
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