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dental bridges

If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile with dental bridges. A dental bridge is a false tooth (called a pontic) that is held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Although pontics can be made from a variety of materials such as gold, typically they’re made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.

There are four main types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional
  • Cantilever
  • Maryland
  • Implant-supported

Why do I need a dental bridge?

When you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, it can affect you in a number of ways. A dental bridge can address those changes, including:
  • Restoring your smile
  • Restoring the ability to properly chew
  • Restoring your speechand pronunciation
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Re-adjusting your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
  • Preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of the correct position

What does a dental bridge cost?

There are many variables that can affect the price including:
  • number of teeth needed to fill the gap
  • materials used, such as composite resin, zirconia, or metal alloy covered in resin
  • complexity/difficulty of the placement
  • additional treatments for other dental issues, such as gum disease
Your dentist will consult with you and inform you of the options available.
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