Dental Bridges in Yardley Bucks County, PA
Dental bridges are non-removable prostheses which replace missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as a foundation.
Candidates for Dental Bridges
Circumstances that present as a missing tooth/teeth and have strong teeth adjacent to the space for support.
Types of Dental Bridges
A traditional dental bridge consists of two crowns attached to both sides of an artificial tooth. A cantilever dental bridge is used when you have healthy teeth on only one side of your gap. Cantilever bridges may be used in specific cases and may have limitations with regard to long term success.
Placing Dental Bridges
We place dental bridges in several steps. First, the teeth on one or both sides of the gap are prepared to receive the dental crowns; this involves removing a small bit of tooth enamel to make room for your crowns. Once your teeth have been prepared, we take digital impressions of your teeth, and send them to the laboratory where your bridge will be created. This takes two to four weeks. In the meantime, we will place a temporary bridge.
When your permanent dental bridge is ready, your temporary bridge is removed and your permanent bridge is placed. The bridge slips over your teeth on one or both sides of the gap and is cemented into place.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
As an alternative to dental implants, dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. They resemble natural teeth in color and translucency and restore normal appearance and function to your smile when implants are not an option.