Dental bridges are natural looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth, as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Dental bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants. There are several types of fixed (non-removable) dental bridges, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, only your dentist can remove a fixed bridge. Restorations called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue or the bone are also available.
Dental bridges in Hagerstown, Maryland, can be made from porcelain, gold alloys, or a combination of materials. Porcelain is a popular choice for dental bridges because its appearance is very similar to that of the natural teeth. Dr. Everett Eklund will help you determine which type of dental bridge and which material will best fit your personal dental needs and goals. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to learn more about dental bridges, we welcome you to call 301-790-2007 or visit us today at Potomac Dental Centre.