Why Choose a Fixed Bridge?
Missing teeth can be harmful to your overall oral health, and to that end, fixed bridges are the most convenient treatment. Dentures, partial or full, must be taken out every night and steeped in a special cleaning solution. With dental bridges, you only need to routinely brush as you would the rest of your teeth.
Leaving your mouth with missing teeth can have a profound negative impact on your gum health, bite and jaw, and encourage malocclusions — misalignment and spacing problems.
Do I Have Different Options for Fixed Dental Bridges?
Dentist of Long Beach offers three types of fixed dental bridges.
- Traditional Bridges - this kind of bridge is anchored by two dental crowns on the surrounding teeth.
- Maryland Bonded Bridge - instead of a crown or veneer affixed to surrounding teeth, this bridge uses metal or porcelain wings attached to the back of the neighboring teeth.
- Cantilever Bridge - this bridge uses only one adjacent tooth to secure the bridge instead of both surrounding teeth. This is comparable to a half-bridge.