Sometimes people lose teeth due to damage, decay, or physical trauma. Depending on the reason, you might lose one, two, or more teeth. Nonetheless, missing some of your teeth can cause a lack of confidence, and some people stop smiling altogether as a result. Hence, you should see a dentist in Farmington, NY, at Dr. Mark DiMartino, D.D.S, who can fix your smile and restore your beautiful pearly whites using bridges near you.
There are several types of dental bridges on the market, and our dentist, Dr. DiMartino, may recommend a different bridge depending on your situation. A bridge, generally speaking, is a way to close gaps due to missing teeth using a fake tooth or teeth. The bridge is attached using support from the adjacent teeth to ensure it stays in place and provides functionality.
As mentioned, there are some options when it comes to dental bridges, and you should consult a dentist near you to get the best dental bridge for your situation. The following are some common types of dental bridges in Farmington, NY.
The traditional dental bridge, or fixed dental bridge, is used when you’re missing one or two teeth. The fixed bridge has a dental crown on either side with the fake teeth/tooth, or pontics, in the middle. Dr. DiMartino will have to trim the adjacent natural teeth to ensure that the crown fits correctly as the bridge gets its support from the adjacent natural teeth and is bonded to them permanently.
The implant-supported dental bridge is similar to the fixed bridge, with the difference being that it does not use crowns to get support from natural teeth. Instead, the implant-supported bridge gets its support through implants in the jaw. You get all the advantages that a fixed dental bridge has to offer without having to trim your natural teeth.
If there is only one natural tooth to support the bridge, our dentist at Dr. Mark DiMartino, DDS might suggest cantilever dental bridges. It uses pontics and one dental crown to cover your missing tooth.
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