Fixed Dental Bridges Jacksonville
A dental bridge is another popular method of replacing missing or damaged teeth, similarly to dental crowns. A bridge, however, utilizes existing teeth in order to be anchored into place, whereas a dental crown is placed over an existing tooth. A traditional bridge uses surrounding teeth to create a “bridge” of porcelain crowns in order to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. Dental bridges are extremely durable and can last many years when taken care of properly. Farnham Dentistry is proud to offer dental bridges in Jacksonville FL.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges that are used throughout most dental practices. Based on each patient’s specific dental needs, the dentists at Farnham Dentistry will recommend the best type of dental bridge for each patient.
- Traditional Bridges: These are the most commonly used type of bridges for many reasons. Traditional bridges consist of one or multiple teeth made of porcelain that has been fused to metal or ceramic and anchored in place by placing custom-fit crowns over neighboring teeth. These can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap that is being filled.
- Maryland Bridges: First developed at the University of Maryland, these types of dental bridges consist of a false tooth with two metal wings on each side which are bonded onto the back sides of the surrounding teeth. However, the strength of the bridge is limited by the metal bonding so this type of bridge is not appropriate for every patient.
- Cantilever Bridges: This type of bridge is most often used when neighboring teeth are found on only one side of the gap, such as the back of the mouth. This can sometimes result in complications and is only used when necessary.
- Implant-Supported Bridges: When multiple teeth are missing, this type of bridge can be used which is supported by implants rather than by crowns or bonding to neighboring teeth. These types of bridges are extremely secure and comfortable.
For dental bridges in Jacksonville
FL, call the office of Farnham Dentistry today to schedule your initial consultation. We pride ourselves on offering a relaxing and comfortable experience for our patients and would love to help you achieve the smile you dream of.