Dental bridges serve as a closure (or bridge!) between gaps in your smile due to missing teeth. Typically made of porcelain, the goal of dental bridges is to make your teeth look natural and seamless. Covington Dental Studio understands that being an adult with missing teeth can take a toll on your confidence and the overall health of your mouth. That’s why we’re here to offer affordable solutions along the way to a smile you’re proud of. Covington Dental Studio serves patients in Covington near Alcovy, Social Circle and Oxford. We have a number of innovative financial solutions so that all of your dental goals can become reality.
Should I Get Dental Bridges?
Over time, living with missing teeth can affect your bite, misalign the rest of your teeth, and hurt your overall oral health. Dental bridges are key for creating a healthy smile, restoring the full ability to chew, optimizing speech and pronunciation, and more. However, dental bridges aren’t the only solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are also popular for correcting tooth loss. Implants are considered to be a more permanent solution, while bridges may need replacement every 5 to 15 years. Bridges are typically covered by most dental insurance plans and tend to be a less invasive process than dental implants.
Types of Dental Bridges
Bridges can work for a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. The cost of your dental bridge depends on your needs and what type you decide on. There are four main types of dental bridges and these options include:
A traditional bridge can be used when there are natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth gap. The false tooth or teeth will be held in place by dental crowns that are cemented to abutments in the mouth. This bridge is our most popular option and its strength makes a great option for the molars.
This is similar to a traditional bridge, but only attached to one abutment tooth. A cantilever bridge needs only one natural tooth on the side of the gap. This bridge is most often recommended for the front teeth.
A Maryland bridge requires natural teeth on either side of the gap for two abutment teeth. However, this bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded to the abutments. This bridge is also recommended for the front teeth, with less contouring of the anchoring teeth.
Implant-supported bridges use dental implants instead of traditional crowns. For this bridge, you’ll need a surgical procedure to embed the implant into your jawbone, and another to place the bridge itself. This bridge is supportive enough for molars and back teeth.
Contact Covington Dental Studio Today!
If you think dental bridges are right for you, we’re here to help! Contact Covington Dental Studio to learn more about how we can work together to create the smile you deserve. We have a full team of dentistry staff and administrative professionals available to make this a reality for you. Dental bridges are often considered a major procedure by insurance. We accept most major insurances and also offer various financial options to help with payment. Our Covington practice is experienced in restorative dentistry procedures, helping many patients on their journey to healthier teeth. To get started with your consultation, give our local dental office a call at 678-567-4999 or fill out our online contact form today!