Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Bridge Treatment in Jefferson City
There are several types of dental bridges for patients in the Jefferson City area that have lost one or more teeth. A dentist can advise which type of dental bridge will work best for a specific situation.
Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is one or more false teeth, that is attached between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing teeth. The two crowns that hold the bridge in place are attached onto the teeth on each side of the false tooth (or teeth). This type of bridge is known as a fixed bridge and it cannot be removed from your mouth like a partial denture can be removed.
Resin Bonded Dental Bridges
Resin bonded dental bridges are primarily used for front teeth. A dental bridge works best when the anchor or abutment teeth are healthy and don’t have large fillings. The false tooth is fused to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth with a resin that is hidden from view. Resin bonded dental bridges require less preparation of the adjacent abutment teeth.
Cantilever Dental Bridges
Cantilever dental bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. With this type of dental bridge the false tooth is anchored to one side only over one or more natural and adjacent teeth.
The dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the space where the missing teeth are by shaving off about 1/2 millimeter of enamel to accommodate the crowns. The dentist will make an impression that the lab will use to create the bridge, false tooth and crowns. The dentist will place a temporary bridge until the permanent bridge comes back from the lab to protect your teeth and gums. During the next appointment to our Jefferson City office the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent bridge fitted, checked and adjusted for any bite problems. The bridge is then cemented into place.
Contact our Jefferson City dentist office to learn more about this restorative dentistry option or to schedule an appointment!