Dental Bridge Auburn MA
Modern dentistry has resulted in the development of a wide range of restorative treatments. There is a restorative intervention for any oral health condition that you may be facing. One popular option for replacing teeth that have been lost prematurely is dental bridges.
Our professionals at D.A. Dental install high-quality custom bridges to restore your smile and boost your confidence. Most types of bridges can be installed in a simple, non-invasive procedure. They are a good option if you are not ready to commit to dental implants.
Are There Different Types of Bridges?
There are several types of dental bridges. However, all bridges have two main components. The first is that they have one or more replacement teeth that are used to fill the void created when you have lost teeth.
The second aspect is that they must be fastened in place. They are often secured by being attached to your natural teeth that are adjacent to the gap. Several different attachment methods can be used.
A traditional dental bridge incorporates crowns on either side of the prosthetic teeth. This method provides a secure fit, but it requires that our professionals grind down the natural teeth so that they can accept the crown. This means that when the bridge needs replaced, our team will need to address the crowned teeth as well.
A similar type of bridge is referred to as a cantilever bridge. These bridges are used towards the back of your mouth when there is only one support tooth available. They feature a single crown on one side of the bridge as opposed to two. They also provide good bite strength and durability.
The third common type of bridge used by our team does not use crowns. Instead, it is secured using metal wiring that is attached to the back of your teeth. While it is not as strong as other attachment options, it also does not damage your adjacent teeth. It is a very popular option for young children since they will be receiving their adult teeth in a short while anyway.
Regardless of the type of bridge you receive, our team will color match it to your existing teeth. We will provide you with a seamless restoration that looks great and completes your smile. A symmetrical and bright smile can provide you with an immediate confidence boost.
How Long Do Bridges Last?
Bridges are extremely convenient, but they are not intended to be as long-lasting of a restoration as dental implants. Your dental bridge will last for roughly five years with proper care. As with all restorative treatments, proper oral hygiene is key to achieving an optimal service life. Regular brushing and bi-annual professional cleanings from our team will keep your bridge looking great for years to come.
If you have experienced premature tooth loss or have decayed teeth that need replacing, then you can reap the benefits of dental bridges. Our professionals at D.A. Dental can get you started on the smile of your dreams. You can schedule your appointment by calling our office at today.