Dental bridges are the simplest prosthetics that help to restore an extracted tooth. In most cases, they are made from tooth-colored ceramic material and are custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory. They effectively restore the aesthetics as well as the functionality of the mouth.
How is a bridge held in place?
When it comes to prosthetic teeth, patients have options such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Implants are fixed to the jawbone, whereas dentures are removable appliances. In the case of bridges, they are held in position by crowns on either side. The crowns are attached to the prosthetic tooth, and they will be bonded to the teeth adjacent to the gap being filled. The crowns do a great job holding the bridge in position and preventing it from slipping or breaking off.
How good is the appearance of a dental bridge?
Since a bridge is made from ceramic, its color, texture, translucency, and contour can be mimicked exactly with natural teeth. Even when someone takes a closer look at the restoration, they would hardly be able to spot the differences between the bridge and your natural teeth. Every aesthetic aspect of the bridge will be looked into in detail, and it will be fabricated to perfection.
Is getting a dental bridge a good choice?
Getting a dental bridge is really a good choice, as:
- A bridge is used to replace just a tooth or two.
- Getting a bridge wouldn’t require surgery. A thin layer of enamel is removed around the adjoining teeth, and the bridge will be bonded in place.
- Bridges will be fixed to the teeth using dental crowns.
- The procedure to get a bridge is quite simple as well.
If you are interested in replacing missing teeth, please give us a call at (801) 394-0401 and let us show you how we can transform your smile.