Do you have one or two missing teeth? With any reason for the loss of teeth, dental bridges near you could be one of the solutions. Dental bridges include crowns on either side of the missing tooth. These two crowns then support a pontic device or false tooth cemented in place. Our dentists in Langley, BC, use bridges to restore bite function. Allard Dental Centre offers a dental bridge as one of the solutions for tooth placement.
Missing teeth are much more problematic than simply aesthetic losses. Teeth work together, and nearby teeth can slowly move into the empty space if one tooth is missing. Furthermore, the teeth on the opposite jaw can also move up and down towards the space. As a result of this, tooth loss can result in such issues as:
There are many kings of dental bridges in Langley, BC. At Allard Dental Centre, these are the types of dental bridges we offer. The most famous is the traditional fixed bridge. This has two or more crowns and a filler tooth, which are all connected. These bridges are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are another type of bridge offered. Here, the pontics only connect to one abutment tooth rather than the two on either side. You can get this bridge if you have teeth on only one side of the gap.
Maryland or resin-bonded bridges are mainly used for individuals that have lost their front teeth. They have wings on each bridge—the wings bond to the existing teeth.
Finally, one can also get implant-supported bridges. Rather than being cemented to the teeth, implants hold these bridges in place.
Dental bridges are the perfect solution if you have lost teeth for any reason and would like a perfect solution. Visit Allard Dental Centre today for an evaluation of dental bridges.