RESTORE YOUR SMILE WITH A BRIDGE
If you have missing teeth, then you may want to ask your dentist about dental bridges near Naples. Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth, and they require much less treatment and recovery time than dental implants. Alternatively, dental bridges can be supported by dental implants when you have several missing teeth in one part of the mouth.
There are three common types of bridges that dentists offer, whether you are missing one tooth or several. Whichever dental bridge you and your dentist decide on may depend on where the missing tooth is located, as well as how strong the surrounding teeth are. Here are the three types of dental bridges:
- Traditional dental bridges connect to the surrounding teeth through crowns. A dentist will crown the supporting teeth, and the ceramic or porcelain-fused-metal dental bridge will be attached to the crowns.
- Maryland-bonded bridges are also known as resin-bonded bridges. The teeth and gums are made of plastic and kept in place in the mouth through supporting metal framework.
- Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges except they are only connected to one natural tooth instead of two, so they can be used with the back molars or in areas where both surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support the bridge.