What Is A Dental Bridge?


A dental bridge is an insert that fills the gap between one or several missing teeth. In short, a bridge is made of two crowns that are cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap. Chronic pain is likely to occur when a gap is left unfilled, as many surrounding teeth may shift out of place to fill part of the gap.  The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  for all of your  Dental need . 

This can subject the surrounding teeth to an uncomfortable amount of strain. There are currently four types of dental bridges available to Vancouver patients depending on the number of teeth missing.

Traditional Bridges

Traditional bridges involve the construction of two crowns, or tooth shaped caps. Your dentist will place the crowns over anchoring teeth. A traditional bridge is the most common type of bridge and are composed of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges are used when your mouth has not been or cannot be evenly prepared to host the bridge (this often means that the anchors cannot be evenly placed). Unlike resin-bonded bridges, cantilever bridges don’t use metal clasps to connect the bridge to the teeth and are not recommended in the back of the mouth.

Maryland Bridges

A Maryland bridge is made of porcelain, metal, plastic, or some combination of materials. A metal or porcelain wing is often placed on the back side of the bridge and are cemented to your existing teeth.

Your doctor will most likely install a Maryland bridge on your front teeth as the resin that holds the wing in place may not be strong enough to withstand the biting force of the molars.

Dental Implant Bridges

A dental implant bridge is often used when a patient has one or more missing teeth. These bridges are supported by a titanium implant, one for every missing tooth (unless having an implant for every missing tooth isn’t possible). The procedure of getting a dental implant bridge consists of two surgeries: one to insert the implants into the jawbone and another to apply the bridge on top of the implants.

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