Dental bridges are used to replace a row of one or more missing teeth. They use two dental crowns that are designed to fit over two healthy “abutment” teeth, and suspend a row of one or more false teeth in the gaps where you’ve lost one or more teeth.
Bridges have been used for decades to replace missing teeth, and they’re a great option if you want to restore multiple teeth with a natural, comfortable restoration but are not interested in dental implants in Reno. Contact Westside Dental Studio now for an appointment or learn more below. Don't hesitate to stop by our office located at 620 Humboldt Street, Reno, NV 89509.
Traditional fixed bridges are the most common type of bridge. As mentioned previously on this page, they use two crowns that attach to healthy teeth and hold one or more false teeth in the gaps where you’ve lost your teeth.
Cantilever bridges are sometimes also used. These are basically the same, but attach to only one tooth. They are used if there are not two healthy abutment teeth that can be used to restore your tooth.
Maryland bonded bridges are also sometimes used for front teeth. The primary difference between these bridges and fixed bridges is how they’re held into your mouth. Instead of crowns, Maryland bridges use “wings” made of metal that are bonded to the back of your healthy teeth, so they don’t require your teeth to be trimmed.
Compared to partial dentures, bridges are more stable, look and feel more natural, and require less special care and maintenance. They also last longer, so they’re a better long-term solution for missing teeth.
Compared to dental implants, bridges don’t last quite as long. However, the treatment time is a lot faster, the procedure is less invasive, and bridges are usually cheaper than dental implants and are at least partially covered by insurance.
If your mouth is healthy and you’re missing one or more nearby teeth, and you’re not interested in partial dentures or dental implants, dental bridges from your dentist in Reno, NV may be right for you. Contact us online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chelsea Dean and learn more.
You’ll start with a consultation with our dentist in Reno. If she determines that the best tooth replacement is a dental bridge, she’ll take digital impressions of your teeth. Those impressions will be used to create your custom bridge. She may provide you with a temporary bridge while we wait for your permanent bridge to be made.
Once your dental bridge is ready, you’ll return to our Reno office for placement. Our dentist will bond the bridge into place, ensuring a stable and secure fit. You’ll be provided with aftercare instructions to ensure your dental bridge lasts as long as possible.
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