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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have been used for centuries to replace missing teeth. Today, dental bridges are still considered one of the most durable, conservative and cost-effective dental treatment options for bridging the gap between a missing tooth and surrounding teeth. Comprised of two anchoring teeth and a replacement tooth, dental bridges help prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, improve chewing and speaking, and help keep your natural face shape in fact.

Natural Looking Dental Bridges

There are three types of dental bridges designed to restore the natural look, feel and function of your smile:

  • Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth, which is held in place by a post-like structure called a dental abutment.
  • Cantilever dental bridges are used in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth.
  • Maryland bridges are made of a specialized resin that is cemented to a metal framework and cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth.

Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete and are less invasive than other options, such as dental implants. And impression is made to ensure proper fit. Then your restoration is crafted to match the size and shape of your natural tooth, while enhancing your appearance. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last for long term, allowing you to enjoy your new smile without the embarrassment of missing teeth.

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr Haroonian about your options of replacing missing teeth.