Dental Bridges in Naples
Restoring Your Smile in Venice
You’ve had impeccable oral hygiene all your life. Yet, here you are
missing a tooth, maybe even more than one. You don’t want dentures.
Perhaps a dental bridge is the answer for you.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is a dental restoration that bridges the space left by one or
more missing teeth. It’s made of two crowns for the teeth on either
side of the space (abutment teeth) and a new manmade tooth or teeth in
between. These artificial teeth are called pontics and are usually made
of porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination.
Types of bridges
We offer three types of bridges, one to suit whatever configuration your
missing tooth has created:
- Traditional – This is the most common type, used when you still have
teeth on either side of the opening. For this type of bridge, we create
crowns for the abutment teeth and attach a bridge made of either ceramics
or porcelain fused to metal to each crown.
- Cantilever – We use this type if you have abutment teeth on only
one side of the opening.
- Maryland-bonded – Also called a resin-bonded or Maryland bridge,
we make this bridge of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework.
After consulting with you, we’ll recommend the type that’s
best for you.
The advantages of dental bridges
If you’ve been living with the pain of a bad tooth or are uncomfortable
with the spaces created by missing teeth, a dental bridge offers you an
affordable way back to a more normal life. Dental bridges are the modern
alternative to dentures and offer the following advantages:
- The return of your smile
- The ability to chew and speak normally
- Restoration of the shape of your face, which may have been distorted by
the spaces left by the missing teeth
- Better distribution of your bite and chewing forces, which may have become
uneven due to the missing teeth
- Prevention of your remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Of course, the greatest advantage of a dental bridge is that you will look
and feel more like your real self.
Plan on at least two visits following your initial consultation.
- First visit – We’ll make an impression to serve as the model
for your bridge, pontic and crowns, which will be made at our dental lab.
We’ll also make you a temporary bridge to wear until your next visit.
- Second visit – We’ll adjust and seat your permanent bridge
but with temporary cement so we can check your new restoration a few more
times and make any necessary adjustments.
- Follow-up visits – After we’re sure we have the perfect fit,
the permanent bridge will be bonded into place.
Call today to see how a dental bridge can improve your smile
All three of
our doctors have the advanced training and expertise to create beautiful smiles. To
see how a dental bridge can improve yours, please call us to schedule