What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is aptly named because it forms a bridge between your teeth. In order to provide support for a dental bridge, you need healthy teeth on both sides of the gap you want to fill. We’ll prepare these teeth by removing some enamel and covering them with crowns, while pontics will be used to fill the gaps in the middle.
Types of Dental Bridges
We feature three varieties of dental bridges at our practice. The specific type we recommend will depend on the state of your dental health and your specific smile goals.
- Fixed Bridge — A fixed bridge is secured to your teeth for a durable and permanent restoration. It’s the most common type of bridge and can be used in a wide range of situations.
- Front Tooth Bridge — Your front teeth endure the most pressure when you bite, so additional support is needed to replace these teeth with a dental bridge. We typically place two crowns on either side of your bridge to increase stability and strength.
- Bonded Bridge — Bonded bridges are an option for patients missing only one tooth. They use a bonding solution to stick to your teeth, meaning they’re not as strong as fixed bridges. However, they don’t require your surrounding teeth to be altered.
- Implant Bridges — If you want unmatched stability and convenience, we can anchor your bridge solution with multiple dental implants. This method is often used for multi-tooth replacement, as a more affordable alternative to individual crowns.
Visit Dr. Milsap for Dental Bridges
If you’re interested in restoring your smile with a dental bridge, or if you have questions about your treatment options, contact our practice in Fort Myers and schedule a consultation with Dr. Milsap. He’ll be happy to explain the process in detail and provide the quality care you deserve.