Fixed bridges are a non-removable solution to many cosmetic and health problems that can occur in your mouth. Some of the uses for a porcelain fixed bridge include the following:
- Filling the spaces of missing teeth
- Maintaining facial structure
- Preventing remaining teeth from shifting positions
- Restoring chewing and speaking ability
- Restoring the smile
- Upgrading a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
There are a variety of different bridges. Consulting with our dentist and team is necessary for deciding which option fits your circumstance. The most used bridge is the porcelain fixed bridge because it most closely resembles your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two different crowns that are placed on two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth). The crowns are attached to the pontics (artificial teeth), that fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Bridges, like most other dental restorations, may eventually require replacements or may need to be re-cemented due to regular wear and tear. Although this is the case with many dental restorations, bridges are made to be durable and strong. They are expected to last many years and provide you with a complete and functioning mouth and smile.
Call Jacquet Family Dental today at 856-825-4259 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jon Paul Jacquet and learn more about dental bridges in Millville, New Jersey.