When we lose teeth, we have a few options. Dental bridges have been used for some time to bridge gaps between missing teeth. In many cases, these bridges are supported by existing implants or natural teeth on each side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Types of Dental Bridges
The most common types of bridges are “traditional” bridges, Maryland bonded bridges, and cantilever bridges. The location of the gap help determines the bridge that can be applied. For instance, cantilever bridges are recommended for the back of the mouth rather than at the front or around the incisors.
Why Consider a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges play an integral role in the overall structure and appearance of teeth. Here are some reasons to consider a dental bridge:
● No Surgery Required – Unlike implants, dental bridges require no surgery. The procedure is simpler and requires less followup.
● It’s Inexpensive – Dental bridges are less expensive to fix, compared to implants or other types of teeth replacement. You can have gaps filled without being as worried about expense.
● Insurance Coverage – Many insurance plans cover the procedure to install a bridge, and the bridge itself.
● Fewer Visits to the Dentist – Implants may require multiple visits for three to six months after installation. On the other hand, bridges need about two to three visits over a period of few weeks.
If you are looking for a great dentist, make an appointment with Dr. Urszula Barrios. Call our offices at (519) 767-6453 for services such as crowns, bridges, dentures, and fillings.