Dental Bridges – Auburn, ME
Regain a Complete Smile
After the loss of one or more teeth, it is important that you undergo treatment to regain a complete smile. Otherwise, you may face a number of complications down the road. Our Auburn, ME, team is here to assist you. We proudly offer dental bridges, which are an efficient way to replace one or more teeth. This restorative treatment may take just a few appointments, and it can provide results that last for many years. Get in touch with us today to learn more or book your consultation.
Why Choose Willow Run Dental Association for Dental Bridges?
- Beautiful, Lifelike Materials Available
- Dental Insurance Welcomed and Accepted
- Highly Skilled Dental Team
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a prosthesis that is designed to replace one or more lost teeth. Traditionally, a bridge has a crown on each end, which get attached to the teeth next to the empty space (called abutment teeth). The crowns support one or more artificial teeth (called pontics) between them.
We often recommend bridges for patients who have lost 1 – 3 teeth in a row, although this type of prosthetic may replace up to five teeth in some circumstances.
Bridges can be made out of various materials, including different types of metals, porcelain, and more.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are a few different types of dental bridges. The ones we provide most often are traditional bridges and implant bridges, both of which come with their own unique set of pros and cons. During your consultation, we will help you decide which one is best for your situation. Once we get started on your treatment, it might take just a few appointments before you are smiling confidently again.
Traditional Dental Bridges
A traditional dental bridge depends on crowns attached to your natural teeth. The treatment process is fast and relatively affordable. Plus, your results might last for 10 years or longer. The downside to traditional bridges is that they require the abutment teeth to be significantly modified.
Instead of relying on the abutment teeth, an implant bridge is anchored in the jawbone by dental implants, which act as prosthetic tooth roots when they are surgically placed in the jaw. Therefore, implant bridges are incredibly strong. They also stimulate the jawbone and help to keep it healthy. The downside is that the implant bridge treatment process requires more time and money than that of traditional bridges.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
Here are some benefits that you might enjoy as a result of getting a dental bridge:
- It can serve as a placeholder that will prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of place.
- Replacing lost teeth can reduce the risk of further tooth loss.
- A bridge can improve your ability to eat and speak comfortably and with confidence.
- A bridge can look incredibly natural.
Do you believe you might be a candidate for a dental bridge? Contact us today to request a restorative consultation!