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Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


What Kinds of Dental Bridges Are Available?

Dental bridgesIf you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve got plenty of company.

Adults in the U.S. lose an average of eight permanent teeth (not counting wisdom teeth) by the age of 50, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. That’s why dental bridges — the most common solution for replacing missing teeth — are one of the most common and popular dental procedures.

These realistic prosthetics restore functionality to your teeth and confidence to your smile. However, not all dental bridges are the same. Let’s look at the options available here at Kenneth Egger, D.D.S.

Traditional Dental Bridges

A traditional dental bridge requires the presence of healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.

This type of bridge comprises three crowns: the pontic, or synthetic tooth, which replaces the missing tooth, as well as two abutment crowns, which fit over the adjacent teeth.

The placement of a traditional bridge involves two stages. In the first stage, a dentist removes enamel from the neighboring teeth, and makes a mold of the treatment area for creating the bridge.

Then the permanent bridge is fitted, adjusted for comfort and function, and finally cemented in place. With proper care and maintenance, a patient can expect these bridges to last for years.

Resin Bonded Dental Bridge

A Resin Bonded Dental Bridge (also known as a “Maryland” bridge) uses metal bands and dental bonding resin to attach the pontic to adjacent teeth.

Dentists position the metal bands on the backside of the support teeth for a more organic appearance. Unlike traditional bridges, this type doesn’t require extensive preparation of the adjacent teeth.

Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

If you’ve got dense jaw bones, then implant-supported bridges might be the best option for you.

In this case, dentists surgically place titanium implants in the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone during healing. Porcelain crowns are then attached to the implants, creating a resistant, long-lasting bridge that closely mimics natural teeth.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

This type of bridge is used when there is no support tooth available on one side of the missing tooth. A common example of this would be a missing back molar.

The Cantilevel Dental Bridge consists of two crowns placed next to each other, with the pontic on the end. Some cantilever bridges use only one crown, as well as the pontic.

Get Your Dental Bridges With Kenneth Egger, D.D.S.

It takes a skilled dentist to ascertain which bridge is best for your circumstances, so it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced professional like Dr. Kenneth Egger, D.D.S.

To learn more, please call us today to schedule a consultation or call us at (989) 773-3560. Our practice serves Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and surrounding areas.