As family dentists, we often talk to kids about what to expect when they lose their baby teeth. But when an adult loses their adult teeth they may need a dental implant or a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by using the two adjacent teeth on either side. Whether you lose a tooth due to an injury or because you need to have it removed, a dental bridge can help you keep your smile intact.
There are a variety of materials that can be used to make false teeth. Dental implants, cavity fillings, crowns, and dental bridges all use similar materials to mimic the look of teeth while also decreasing any special maintenance that would be needed. Dental bridges are also designed to durable so that they will last for years. Dental bridges are generally made using ceramic or porcelain, however, some patients do get metal teeth including gold teeth.
Your dentist can choose from a variety of dental bridges depending on what tooth is being replaced. There are four main types of dental bridges.
If you have questions about dental bridges, or your dental bridge has become damaged, please contact our dentist in Revere Massachusetts. She would be happy to answer your questions and set up a dental appointment.