Crown & Bridge
Dental crowns and bridges in South Amboy, NJ
Although having multiple teeth missing is not generally considered an emergency condition, it is usually detrimental the well being of the person’s self-esteem, as it has large effects on their smile.
There are many options available to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are a good option for many people instead of dentures, it’s best to consult with your South Amboy Dentist to see which option is right for you.
What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a type of dental component used to restore or permanently replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are considered cosmetic (a visual improvement), but also have a good effect on the prevention of future dental problems. People with missing teeth have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). Also, in addition to assisting with prevention on health problems, bridges can help a person speak more clearly and smile more attractively.
There are three parts to a dental bridge: a pontic (false) tooth to cover the empty space and two abutments (support) teeth.
There are three types of dental bridges available: Resin-bonded, conventional, and cantilever. Your Studio Smiles dentist will determine the best option for your situation. Resin-bonded bridges are considered the best alternative when the missing tooth is located in the front of the mouth. Conventional dental bridges consist of a pontic tooth adhered to two crowns. A cantilever bridge involves a single abutment and a pontic tooth.