Dental Bridge

Alpha Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Periodontists located in Lake Worth, FL

Are you hiding your smile due to missing teeth? The dental experts at Alpha Dental in Lake Worth, Florida, offer a simple and safe solution to fix your smile with a dental bridge. The dental prosthetic bridges the gap between your teeth to complete your smile. If you’d like to know if a dental bridge is right for you, call the office or book an appointment online for a consultation.

Dental Bridge Q & A

Alpha Dental

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a type of dental prosthetic that fills in the gap between one or more missing teeth. It’s made up of artificial teeth kept in place in your mouth with dental crowns.

The bridge restores and improves both your smile and oral function.

Who is a good candidate for a dental bridge?

The dental experts at Alpha Dental can place a dental bridge in most patients missing one or more teeth. During your initial examination, the dentist needs to make sure that the natural teeth used to hold the bridge are free of decay and your gums are healthy.

If needed, the dental experts at Alpha Dental may need to treat any oral health conditions before bridge placement. As a full-service dental practice, the team can perform any necessary procedures at the office.

What types of materials are used to make a dental bridge?

Your dental bridge can be made from a number of different materials, including:

  • Gold
  • Alloy
  • Porcelain

For aesthetic purposes, most people prefer porcelain crowns.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

There are a number of different types of dental bridges, including:

  • Traditional bridge: a bridge attached to crowns on either side of the gap
  • Removable bridge: also referred to as a partial, a bridge you can remove from your mouth
  • Maryland bridge: use of specially crafted wings that attach the bridge with minimal alteration of your natural teeth
  • Cantilever bridge: a bridge attached to only one crown

The team at Alpha Dental also attach bridges to your teeth using dental implants.

After an examination and discussion of your personal needs, the dental experts at Alpha Dental can help you determine the type of bridge that works best for you. You may need to visit the dentist a number of times in preparation of your dental bridge.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

Dental bridges offer a number of benefits beyond fixing your smile, including:

  • Preservation of your other teeth
  • Improved bite
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved facial structure

To improve longevity of your bridge, it’s important to take care of all of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing, as well as follow-ups at Alpha Dental.

If you’d like to talk about how a dental bridge can fix your smile, call the office or book an appointment online today.