A tooth-supported bridge is a dental bridge that receives its support on each end by being bonded to remaining teeth. Tooth-supported bridges are a great option when the teeth adjacent to the area with the missing teeth or tooth already have a crown or significantly large fillings. Dr. Jason Roe may recommend a tooth-supported bridge and sometimes an implant supported bridge for your smile if you are missing one or more teeth.
Successful Tooth-support Bridges
One of the most successful bridges that can be completed is a bridge from a canine to a canine. Although this tooth-supported bridge is quite a long span, replacing four front teeth, research has shown it to be very successful.
Treat Bridges Just As You Would Your Natural Teeth
Tooth-supported dental bridges are cared for the same same way you maintain any tooth. Brushing, flossing, having good oral hygiene and taking precautions not to bite on very hard things (i.e., ice) create the ideal environment for many years of a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile. Some of those good habits can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth-supported dental bridges can be created from a variety of materials, including porcelain. A porcelain bridge is very natural looking, as well as durable.
Types of dental bridges include maryland bonded, cantilever and fixed bridge. Schedule a consultation with our talented dentist at Pro Dental Dallas today to see how a tooth-supported bridge in Dallas, Texas, can improve your smile.