Dental Bridges An Overview
A dental bridge is a custom designed dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to replace several consecutive missing teeth. With advancements in dental technology, dental bridges have improved in appearance and function affording patients with a more stable and natural result.
Ridgetop Dental designs high quality, ceramic dental bridges. Using state of the art digital diagnostics and 3-D smile design software, Dr. Datta and our dental care team are able to create natural looking dental bridges that will enhance the aesthetics of your natural smile.
Types of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge can be made removable or secured using dental implants for a more stable and permanent option. Dr. Datta can provide personalized treatment recommendations for your tooth replacement needs during a consultation.
Removable Dental Bridge: A traditional bridge uses prepared neighboring teeth as anchors. If neighboring teeth are in good health, this type of dental bridge could put unneeded stress on the teeth, leading to premature wear or cavity formation.
Dental Implant Secured Dental Bridge: For most patients, Dr. Datta will recommend securing a bridge with dental implants due to their long term benefits to both daily quality of life and oral health. Implants eliminate the need to compromise otherwise healthy adjacent teeth for support. They also promote continued bone growth, preventing both bone shrinkage and gum recession associated with traditional bridges as well as proper alignment of the teeth. Ridgetop Dental offers complete care in one location for dental implants, including the placement of implants to secure a bridge or denture.