Wondering whether a dental bridge procedure might be the right solution for your teeth?
Dental bridges are used when one or several consecutive teeth need to be restored. During this procedure, an artificial replacement for one or more teeth is anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap – those are known as the abutment teeth.
To ensure that the abutment teeth can effectively sustain the bridge, they are usually treated with crowns that cover the entire visible surface of those teeth. In addition to protecting the teeth and restoring their appearance, this reinforces their strength.
When it comes to the question of dental bridge vs. implant, most patients prefer bridges. This is because bridging is faster and requires fewer office visits than implants. However, an implant can be appropriate in certain cases – a full exam can help you learn which option is best for you.
At All Smiles Dentistry, we offer a number of convenient options for bridges: