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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a pontic (false tooth) that fills the gap of a missing tooth. The bridges can be made from various materials like gold or alloy, but most are created from porcelain to match your natural tooth color. Dental bridge enhance the appearance of your teeth and restore function, enabling you to speak and eat better. Visit us at RJ Dental to get more information about dental bridges and the other dental services we offer.

Who Needs a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is ideal for people with missing teeth. If you lose a tooth due to injury, gum disease, or tooth decay, you can fill the gap between your teeth with the use of a dental bridge. Some people have missing teeth as a result of a congenital condition. It is important to note that if you want a dental bridge, you must have healthy teeth on both sides of the empty spaces lacking teeth.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

Having a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth, can affect the general functionality of your teeth. A dental bridge will help you address some of these challenges. For instance, it restores your chewing ability, which could not be possible without the assistance of a dental bridge. A dental bridge maintains your facial shape and reinstates your pronunciation and speech. Besides, a dental bridge helps to ensure the remaining teeth are in the correct position by stopping them from shifting into the empty spaces. The most crucial benefit of a dental bridge is restoring your smile, enhancing your self-esteem.

3D rendering of a dental bridge being placed over a missing tooth gap that is flanked by two shaved down teeth

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges fall under four categories: traditional fixed bridges, Maryland dental bridges, implant-supported bridges, and cantilever bridges. Traditional fixed bridges are the most common dental bridges. They are made of ceramics, porcelain fused to metal, and metals. Traditional bridges have crowns at the end of the pontics (replacement tooth).

Maryland dental bridges are mainly for replacing front teeth. Unlike traditional bridges that use crowns on the abutment tooth, Maryland bridges use porcelain or metal framework bonded to your teeth.

Implant-supported bridges use implants instead of frameworks or crowns. An implant is surgically placed for every missing tooth, holding the bridge in place.

Cantilever bridges have pontic(s) held in place by crowns cemented to one side of the existing tooth.

How to Take Care of a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are permanent, though they don't last for a lifetime. With proper care, bridges can last for more than 10 years. With technology and material advancement coupled with modern application methods, dental bridges are likely to become even more long-lasting in the future. Practicing good oral hygiene like brushing and flossing will make your bridges last longer. Our dentist will guide you on how to clean and floss around your new bridge.

Be careful of your diet when eating with a dental bridge. For instance, you should avoid eating sticky foods like candy, nuts, and popcorn as they may cause a problem with your abutment tooth or bridge. We can advise you on what to eat and what not to eat with your bridge.

Call RJ Dental today at (551) 369-2001 to schedule an appointment and learn more about dental bridges.

Teaneck Location

RJ Dental
865 Teaneck Rd,
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4513
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121-125 Chestnut St, Ste 201,
Roselle, NJ 07203
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