Dental Bridges PEI - Dentures PEI - Family Dentistry

If you are missing one or more teeth after suffering from dental complications such as an injury or force of trauma to your mouth, acquiring gum diseases like gingivitis, or tooth decay as a result of cavities, then a dental bridge may be the most suitable option for you. 

Dental bridges are often identified by two factors or characteristics. One of which are the anchoring teeth on opposite ends of the gap or missing tooth; these are called the abutment teeth. The second factor that characterizes dental bridges is the artificial or replacement tooth that is placed in the gap; this is called the pontic, and can be composed of various materials including gold, metal alloys, and porcelain to name a few. There are also three types of dental bridges that are often used to bridge the gap that was left by the missing tooth, this includes traditional bridges which involves a crown to be placed on the abutment teeth and a pontic in the gap, cantilever bridges which are often placed in the back of the mouth where on one side of the gap there are adjacent teeth, and maryland bonded bridges where a porcelain framework is used creating “wings”.  

 

 

 

Last Updated On 2020-11-29