Dental Fixed Bridges
Maintain your optimal teeth health with dental bridges.
Unlike removable partial dentures fixed dental bridges are cemented permanently in place and literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A typical bridge is made up of two individual crowns that have a false tooth/teeth linked in between. The outer teeth are called abutment teeth and the linked false tooth/teeth are called pontics.
Pontics or bridges can be made of porcelain, alloys, gold or a combination.
If you have lost a tooth recently or in the past it’s important to know that missing teeth can negatively affect the adjacent teeth and affect your ability to properly speak, chew or maintain the facial structure balance.
How long to dental bridges last?
On average a dental bridge can last 5-7 years. With good oral hygiene you can extend that to over a decade.