Restore Your Smile with the Help of Our Indianapolis Cosmetic Dentist
Missing or extracted teeth raise some dental concerns. Fortunately, dental bridges are conveniently available to replace missing teeth for patients of all ages, one of the many replacement options offered by our cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis at Meridian Dental Center. Choosing the right dental bridge is the key to a healthy and confident smile.
Dive deep into the different kinds of dental bridges and the dental issues they're most applicable for. If you have any questions, we urge you to let us know - we're here to help!
A traditional bridge has a crown bonded to both sides of the artificial tooth. Traditional bridges are used when you still have natural teeth on both sides of the gap (missing tooth). Bridges are durable enough to replace molars.
A cantilever bridge is a false tooth that’s bonded to just one crown. If you only have one natural tooth next to the gap, a cantilever bridge can still be held.
A Maryland bridge is a false tooth connected to existing teeth on both sides. This type of bridge is not held in place by crowns. These bridges consist of a pontic that’s held in place by a porcelain or metal framework. Thus, the adjacent teeth don't have to be filed.
Implant-supported bridges are used when you have multiple gaps (more than one tooth missing). Instead of being held by crowns or frameworks, these bridges are held by dental implants. Because these bridges are supported by implants, they feel very comfortable and secure, just like your natural teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
1. Speaking and chewing food will be easier
2. Bridges maintain your face shape
3. Bridges keep your remaining teeth from moving
4. They prevent problems like headaches, earaches, and TMJ, all of which are caused by teeth spacing changes
You should know what type of bridge is right for you. Our cosmetic dentist in Indianapolis IN works closely with you to help choose the appropriate type of bridge for your specific condition. In many cases, we recommend metal-free options as they feel better in your mouth, and they're more visually appealing.
Contact our office today at (317) 926-5467 to learn what options works best for you!