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Having one or more missing teeth is a very common dental condition. It is not usually a serious condition, but can cause problems and affect your smile. There are many options available to replace missing teeth. As you will discover in this article, dental bridges are viable teeth replacement options that rival implants and dentures. What are Dental Bridges? A dental bridge is a type of restorative dental component that is created to permanently replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are considered cosmetic (a visual improvement), but can also function to prevent future dental problems. People with missing teeth have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, periodontal disease, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). In addition to replacing missing teeth and reducing your risk of serious dental conditions, dental bridges can also improve the way you talk. A bridge typically consists of three parts: a pontic (false) tooth to cover the empty space and two abutment (support) teeth. There are three types of dental bridges available: resin-bonded, conventional, and cantilever. Your 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 consists of a pontic tooth adhered to two crowns. A cantilever bridge involves a single abutment and a pontic tooth. People who have teeth missing are perfect candidates for dental bridges. The best candidates for resin-bonded dental bridges are people whose teeth are in good condition and where the two abutment teeth are not damaged or restored. A missing tooth in the front of the mouth without abutment teeth is the ideal scenario for a cantilever bridge. The pontic is fastened to at least one abutment tooth.

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Rocklin Dentist | Bridges. Gaurang Amin is a Rocklin Dentist.