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Dental Bridges: Everything You Should Know

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Have you ever wondered what its like to revive your teeth with restorative dentistry in Murray Hill? Are you having any hesitations about whether you should do it? Rest assured that there are plenty of ways to enhance your smile and your confidence.  

One of them is having a dental bridge in case you’re missing one or more teeth. It can be used for both cosmetic and medical reasons. A dental bridge comprises one or more synthetic teeth that fills the gap. It allows any possible displacement and gives the appearance of a healthy and beautiful smile.    


Types of Dental Bridges    

Traditional Dental Bridge   

The most popular kind of dental bridge is the traditional dental bridge. It is ideal for patients with natural teeth but have a missing tooth. This type is composed of an artificial tooth anchored in place by dental crowns. Additionally, dental crowns are suitable for providing anchor points, while the artificial tooth closes the gap in your teeth, making it look natural.    

Cantilever Dental Bridge    

The difference between this type from the traditional ones is that the fake tooth is positioned by a crown placed and anchored on one tooth. This is commonly used in the front teeth because they can lead to too much stress when placed at the back of the mouth. Enamel removal from the supporting tooth may also be done to improve stability.    

Maryland Bonded Bridge    

This is built using the same method as a traditional dental bridge. Rather than using dental crowns, a metal or porcelain framework acts as an anchor. Since it is joined at the back, a framework reduces changes to neighboring teeth. It can only be performed when both sides of the gap have natural teeth.    

Implant-Supported Bridge    

Dental implants replace crowns or frames. While cantilever bridges are performed on the front teeth, this type of dental bridge treatment uses implants rather than traditional ones. Implant-supported bridges can be carried out in any area of the mouth.  

This dental bridge treatment does not require the support of adjacent teeth and is ideal for more significant gaps, especially involving multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges are also notable for their high durability, and ability to restore normal functioning. The most significant drawback is that they involve surgical procedures and a recovery period.    

Advantages of Getting Dental Bridges    

  • Maintains the original form by preventing bone loss from the jaw in the missing tooth region. 
  • Recovers the ability to chew food properly. 
  • Prevents adjacent teeth from migrating into the empty space that may cause biting difficulties and other complications. 
  • Restores the ability to talk normally as missing teeth can make it difficult to pronounce words correctly.    

Benefits You Can Get from Dental Bridges    

They are well known for their curative and visual benefits. The following are some of the most important ones:    

  • Gaps can usually trigger bone loss in the jaw, and dental bridges help preserve a standard facial shape.    
  • Filling holes in your mouth can help you chew food more smoothly.    
  • They give your jawline a more outward appearance. Gaps in your teeth can give you a deformed impression, especially when you open your mouth.    
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Do You Have Any Inquiries About Restorative Dentistry in Murray Hill?    

If you feel you want to have dental bridges for the sake of your overall oral health performance. Give us a call so our dental experts can help you out!