Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental Bridge typically consist of two or more Specially fitted crowns that are placed on the abutment or anchoring teeth on each side of the space formed by your missing tooth or teeth.

A Dental Bridge is a false tooth (called a Pontic) that is held in place by the adjustment teeth on either side of the gap. Although pontics can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, porcelain or combination of materials. The anchor teeth can be your natural teeth or Implants and they act as the main support for your bridge.

When consider the design and construction of a dental bridge, two stable healthy abutment teeth must be factored into the equation.

Preparing them by contouring and reshaping them by removing enough teeth enamel to provide space for a crown to be mounted on top of the prepared tooth.

Fixed bridges are strong and reliable in most cases, they feel and look very much like natural teeth.

Dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years and even longer if they remain stable and you maintain oral hygiene at a high level.

There are 4 main types of dental bridges

  1. Traditional
  2. Cantilever
  3. Maryland
  4. Implant – supported

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