Dental bridges are simply a combination of two or more crowns that “bridge” the space between your teeth. The most common type of dental bridge, a fixed dental bridge, is cemented to adjacent “abutment” teeth and can only be removed by a dentist. Fixed dental bridges typically consist of a pontic (false tooth), fused between two dental crowns, which are cemented to the abutment teeth. Although these types of bridges can improve the appearance and function of your mouth, a dental implant supported bridge is a more permanent solution.
An implant supported dental bridge is not reliant on other teeth in your mouth, but rather anchored in place by dental implants. This strengthens the bridge and reduces stress on your remaining teeth. Implants also make it possible to receive a full-arch dental bridge, which spans an entire set of either your upper or lower teeth.
Full-arch dental bridges are also fixed permanently in place, only removed by a dentist. They are sturdier and more comfortable than dentures and are easy to care for.
Dental bridges, like dental crowns, can be made from a variety of materials. Our dental laboratory utilizes the latest Computer-Assist-Design/Computer-Assist-Manufacture (CAD CAM) technology to mill full contour bridges from Prettau® Zirconia – the definitive solution for missing or failing teeth.
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