Dental Bridges

Smile Builders offer dental bridges to cover gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. A bridge is built to hold a false tooth between two abutment teeth on either side. The false teeth are usually made of porcelain and blend in with your natural teeth, although they can be made of many different materials, such as gold.

There are 4 types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional. A traditional bridge is the most popular kind. It holds the false tooth in place with crowns that have been cemented on the adjacent abutment teeth.

  • Maryland. These are a more conservative approach for a bridge. Instead of using cemented crowns, either metal or porcelain frames are bonded to the back of the abutment teeth.

  • Cantilever. A single cemented crown is used for this type of bridge, instead of two, so you only need one natural tooth next to the gap.

  • Implant-supported. This is considered the most stable and strongest bridge. Usually, one implant is placed for each missing tooth, and those implants hold the bridge in place.

With so many different bridges available, call Dr. Michael Weisberg at Smile Builders to discuss which one would be the best option for you.