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Dental Bridges Boynton Beach | Types of Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. Missing teeth have several negative consequences. It affects the esthetics of your smile and face. If you are missing several teeth, the skin around your mouth would sag making you look older than you are. It also affects the way you speak, and chewing becomes more difficult. Dental bridges Boynton Beach closes the gaps in your smile and to compensate for the loss of the original teeth.

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can be made from alloy, gold, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. They are supported by natural teeth or implants.

  • Traditional Dental Bridges – This is the most popular kind of bridge. These bridges can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. Consists of one or more fake teeth (pontics) and are supported by dental crowns.
  • Cantilever Bridges – Similar to traditional bridges but the fake teeth is supported by an abutment to only one side rather than both sides. This bridge can still be secured even if there’s only one natural tooth next to the gap.
  • Maryland Bridges – Consist of a pontic that is supported by a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded onto the backs of the abutment teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges – Uses dental implants instead of porcelain or metal framework. This is considered as the strongest and more stable option but requires two surgeries. The first surgery is to embed the implants in the jawbone and the second surgery is to place the bridge.

Need to Talk to a Dentist About Dental Bridges Boynton Beach?

It is important to properly care for your bridge. A bridge can fail if the jawbone or support teeth are damaged by dental disease. If you are missing several teeth and want to discuss dental bridges Boynton Beach options with one of our dentists, contact Ferber Dental Group today for a consultation.