When you have lost a tooth or had to have a tooth extracted, it is important to consider what gap management options are available.
Depending on your exact case, there are many different factors which may make certain treatments better suited for you, especially depending on what you want to get out of the end result.
A dental bridge is used to replace the natural bridge in your mouth and cover an area, which has missing teeth e.g. bridges the space in your mouth. Depending on what teeth you have lost or have remaining, the type of bridge that may be ideal for you can vary from one patient to the next. A traditional type of bridge will be supported by a tooth on either side of the gap (the crown goes over your prepared teeth) and then a false tooth in the middle to replace the missing teeth. Another popular method is the use of a maryland bridge. Instead of being supported by the crowns on either side of the gap, it has wings which are fixed to the backs of the adjacent teeth for support. If the bridge is going to be supported by only one side of the tooth, this will be known as a cantilever bridge.
However, if you are looking for a more stable and secure option, then an implant retained bridge may be even more ideal for you.
The gold standard way in replacing missing teeth is through the use of dental implants. These are titanium pegs which are placed within the jawbone and will fuse with your bone – they will effectively be acting as the new roots of your teeth. The bridge is then securely fitted on top for a natural and strong restoration.
To find out your most suitable options, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.