Tooth Bridge in Jackson MS

Dental Bridge in Jackson MS

What is a Dental Bridge? A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It is connected to a remaining tooth or to a dental implant.  Part of our services is to provide dental bridges.

Why Would You Need Dental Bridges?

Tooth loss not only affects your appearance, though that might be the first thing that would come to mind, especially if it affects your front teeth. A dental bridge is one of the options that you can choose from in order to replace a missing tooth.  The name comes from the fact that it actually bridges the gap created by the missing tooth.

A gap in your teeth can have an effect in the way that you talk, eat and also in the alignment of your other teeth.  That’s why a bridge can be an important tool.

Here are some of the benefits that you can get from a dental bridge:

  • Prevents tooth movement
  • Lasts a long time
  • Restore proper chewing
  • Helps maintain face shape
  • Restore smile
  • Can be appealing aesthetically

Types of Dental Bridges

There are three types of dental bridges that are in use today:

  • Traditional bridge– This is the most common type of dental bridge in use today.  It involves making an implant on the two sides of the tooth that need to be replaced.  Traditional bridges are commonly made from porcelain or ceramics.
  • Cantilever bridge– This type of bridge is used when the missing tooth is in a location where there are no teeth to act as support on two sides.
  • Maryland-bonded bridge– This kind of bridge is a set that’s made from porcelain gums and teeth with a metal framework to support it.  It has metal wings on the sides to connect to existing teeth.

What You Can Expect

It usually takes two visits to our clinic to get a dental bridge work completed. We start by preparing your natural teeth for the attachments and that might include reshaping the abutments. After that we take an impression of your teeth and use that in order to create the bridge. On the second visit, we should be able to complete the treatment, though it really depends on the amount of work that needs to be done. It is possible that the whole process could take longer.

There are two materials that are often used for making dental bridges, these are porcelain and gold.  Most people prefer porcelain because it can look more natural, but it is not as durable as a bridge that’s made from gold.

We will work with you to making an informed choice on what treatment will be best for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!