A fixed bridge is designed to literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. In some cases, the bridge uses existing teeth as an anchor. False teeth are created using various natural-looking materials and are permanently fixed in place using dental cement. We can also use dental implants to anchor the false teeth in place, which can help with speaking, eating, and smiling.
Dental Bridges vs. Implants
If you have recently lost one or more teeth, you may be wondering whether you should get a bridge or an implant. In this choice, you should be aware that dental implants have become the most popular tooth replacement option; implants generally last longer than bridges. One downside to dental implants, however, is that it is a much longer process from start to finish, and implants also tend to be more expensive than bridges.
Dental Bridge Procedure
The dental bridge procedure involves bridging the gap left between your teeth due to one or more missing teeth. Your dental bridge in Cartersville, Georgia, is placed using two or more teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The false tooth, called a pontic, rests between the two crowns. To anchor the bridge, we use either natural teeth or implants.
We invite you to contact our dentists, Dr. Eberhard and Dr. Shoukoohi, today at Mockingbird Dental Associates to learn more about fixed dental bridges.