A dental bridge is a type of restoration used to replace missing teeth. Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen offers many types of dental bridges and can help you choose which is right for your needs, goals and budget.
What Does a Dental Bridge Do?
A dental bridge is used to replace lost function and aesthetics due to missing teeth. The dental bridge will also prevent teeth from shifting which can lead to instability in the fit of the bite and contribute to TMJ issues.
The dental bridge will also protect the gums, helping to prevent gum disease.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are several types of dental bridges and many materials to choose from. The most common dental bridges are:
Cantilever Bridge – Where there are only teeth on one side of the span, Dr. Sheen may use a three-unit restoration known as a cantilever bridge.