Those who are missing one or more teeth may experience difficulty with chewing or speaking. A dental bridge in Fontana, California, is a great way to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth with artificial teeth by bridging the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth (or teeth) with a dental crown attached on either side. The dental crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.

Dental Bridge Benefits

A dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, including:

  • Restore the beauty of your smile
  • Restore the functionality of your smile
  • Allow you to properly chew and speak again
  • Preserve the shape of your face
  • Properly distribute your bite
  • Keep your natural teeth from drifting out of place

Types of Bridges

  • Traditional bridge – A crown for the tooth on either side of the gap with a replacement tooth in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge.
  • Maryland bonded bridge – Replacement teeth and gums supported by a framework made of metal or porcelain. Metal or porcelain wings on one or both side of the bridge are bonded to the existing teeth.
  • Cantilever bridge – Used when there are only adjacent teeth on one side of the missing tooth or teeth. This type of bridge is not commonly used anymore.
  • We welcome you to contact Southridge Dental Group today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Merchant, Hilton, and Shahnubaryan.