Dental Bridges – Catonsville, MD

Efficient & Strong Tooth Replacement

 If you're looking to remedy a gap caused by a missing tooth, ask us about dental bridges. Bridges are an excellent option for Catonsville patients who want a permanent fix for mild to moderate tooth loss. They are durable, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective. To learn more about this efficient and strong form of tooth replacement, get in touch with Advance Dental Clinic today to book your restorative dentistry consultation. We look forward to serving you!

Why Choose Advance Dental Clinic for Dental Bridges?

  • Lifelike Materials for Beautiful Results
  • Experienced & Caring Dentist
  • Compassionate & Detail-Oriented Team

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Dental lab technician working on dental bridge

Dental bridges are designed to fit over the teeth on either side of a gap, effectively creating a "bridge" of sorts in your mouth. In the middle of this bridge goes one or more prosthetic teeth, which are called pontics. Most bridges are ceramic, though some dentists use other materials. 

Bridges are a great option for patients who have lost 1 – 3 teeth in a row. If your tooth loss is more extensive, you might need to explore other treatment possibilities.

Types of Dental Bridges

Illustration of traditional dental bridge being placed on teeth

When most people talk about dental bridges, they are focusing on traditional bridges, which are also called fixed bridges. However, there are other forms of this restoration. During your consultation, we will give you a treatment recommendation based on your oral health, budget, and personal preferences. Then, we will install the type of bridge that best fits your unique situation. You might end up with either a traditional bridge or an implant bridge.

Traditional Dental Bridges

A traditional bridge has a crown on each end. The crowns are placed on the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of a gap) so they can support one or more artificial teeth. Traditional bridges are strong and relatively affordable. They can also provide very pleasing aesthetics.

Implant Bridges

An implant bridge is not supported by your natural teeth. Rather, it is secured in the mouth via prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants) on each end of a gap. An implant bridge is one of the strongest forms of tooth replacement. Many patients love that it does not require any modification of their natural teeth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge

Illustration of implant bridge for lower dental arch

When you get a dental bridge, you can experience a number of benefits:

  • It will be easier and more comfortable for you to enjoy a wide variety of foods.
  • A bridge can prevent your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place.
  • You may enjoy greater confidence when you smile, especially if your missing tooth was toward the front of your mouth.
  • You may experience a reduced risk of oral health problems, such as gum irritation and future tooth loss.

Are you missing one or more teeth? Our team is ready to help! Book a consultation with us today.