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Dental Bridges

At Copper Canyon Dentistry, we offer several options to replace missing, damaged, or broken teeth, not to mention the utmost commitment to providing the best patient care. Dental bridges can effectively prevent further deterioration of the natural teeth with the state-of-the-art technology we use. Out staff is proud to offer the best dental bridge services in Valencia for our patients.

What Are Dental Bridges?

All types of dental bridges are used for tooth replacement but each one has specific properties that make it suitable for situations surrounded by particular circumstances. A dental bridge is a type of prosthesis that serves as a replacement for a missing tooth. Dental bridges come in different materials, which offer different benefits and serve different kinds of tooth loss.

The three types of dental bridges are:

  • Traditional dental bridges
  • Maryland bonded bridges
  • Cantilever bridges

Which Type of Dental Bridge Is Right for Me?

The aesthetic results you want at the end of the procedure is vital in choosing a dental bridge for you. Front teeth, for instance, require an addition that blends in well with the rest of the teeth if you want to retain your natural look. That rules out traditional bridges and Maryland bonded bridges, which use crowns screwed on adjacent teeth to hold the prostheses in place.

Gap position is another important deciding factor. Dental bridges can be used to fill gaps on any part of your jaw. However, some types of bridges may not suit some situations due to location of the gap. Traditional bridges may not be used to fill gaps that will involve front teeth due to their noticeability. Cantilever bridges, on the other hand, are not recommendable for gaps at the back of the mouth as bite pressure would likely cause breaking or weakening of the abutment tooth.

The strength of the adjacent teeth will also dictate whether they can be reshaped with a dental crown placed on top. Traditional and cantilever dental bridges can only be used on gaps between healthy teeth.