Do you have spaces or gaps in your smile from missing teeth? Do you want to improve the appearance and health of your smile? Ask Dr. Carol Halloran about getting a dental bridge in Waterloo, Iowa. Dental bridges can do the following:
- Restore your smile
- Allow you to chew and speak properly again
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Properly distribute the forces in your bite
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting
A dental bridge is made of two crowns and a false tooth in between. The crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the false tooth. There are three main types of dental bridges. Traditional bridges have a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth with a false tooth between. Traditional bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only an adjacent tooth on one side of the gap. Maryland bonded bridges are also called resin-bonded bridges or Maryland bridges. They are supported by a metal or porcelain framework. They are bonded to your existing teeth by the metal or porcelain wings on each side of the bridge.
We welcome you to contact Crossroads Dental today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.