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Dental Bridges in Greenwood

A bridge is a method of replacing one or more missing teeth, and can be secured either by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. A bridge is traditionally made by identifying a gap in the teeth, and then creating a crown for the existing teeth on either side of the gap. The gap is then filled with a replacement tooth and secured by dental crowns on each side of that bridge tooth/teeth.

What are bridges made out of?

Bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or ceramic materials.

Are there multiple kinds of bridges?

Yes, depending on the condition of the teeth that surround the gap, different methods will be used to secure the bridge. A cantilever bridge, for example, is secured by one or more crowns on only one side of the gap. A Maryland bonded bridge, on the other hand, has a metal framework with “wings” that are bonded to the back of your existing teeth. Our dentist will review your options and together you will decide on the best approach for you. 

What is an implant-supported bridge? 

An implant-supported bridge serves the same purpose as a regular bridge, but it’s affixed to dental implants instead of natural teeth. Typically, a missing tooth is replaced by one implant, and then crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.

What are the benefits of a bridge?

Bridges improve a tooth’s appearance and shape, and they can also prevent other teeth from shifting. If a gap is left in the jaw, teeth will naturally move to fill in the gap, which could end up negatively affecting your bite. 

How does an implant-supported bridge work? 

First, the implant needs to be placed. This procedure can require a few months to allow the titanium post and bone to fuse together. Once the implant is secure, the bridge can be placed, which may require a couple appointments with our dentist. If bone needs to be rebuilt, the process can take several more months.

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