How Bridges Can Benefit You
There are many different restorative dentistry methods that can help treat teeth that are missing, and among them, bridges are one of the most effective ways to restore your teeth if you are only missing one or a small few. Bridges are tooth replacements that help fill in the empty space left behind by a missing tooth. Like bridges that cross a body of water, dental bridges similarly cross gaps in your teeth, restoring the functionality of your teeth to it’s proper state. With bridges filling in your missing teeth, you’ll notice that you can speak and chew properly as you did before, as well as safeguarding your teeth from further widening of your missing tooth space and tooth decay that can occur when your teeth are gone.
At Paramount Dental Center, we offer three different types of bridges. While they’re slightly different from one another, they contain the same general concept: two dental caps are placed on your teeth on either side of the gap, with replacement teeth placed in the middle to act as your new teeth.
As the most common type, these bridges use two abutment teeth to form the bond that holds the replacement, or pontic tooth. Made out of porcelain, these teeth are built for resilience while maintaining a completely natural look.
These bridges are composed of teeth made out of resin or plastic, and are supported by metal framework in your gums, with metal flanges secured to your existing abutment tooth (the existing teeth surrounding the gap).
This type of bridge is used for when you only have a single abutment tooth to support your bridges.
Paramount Dental Center is located in Kirkland, and brings dental restoration services to people in the surrounding area.