Bridge the Gap Between Teeth
A dental bridge is a false tooth, or pontic, that is held in place by the teeth on either side of the gap. Pontics can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or any combination of these materials. Newer materials are also popular, such as zirconium and lithium disilicate (Emax), which provide patients with natural-looking, durable results. A bridge can even be supported on a dental implant!
Dentists today typically utilize Emax crowns, which is an all-ceramic system based on lithium disilicate glass. They possess a unique blend of translucency, which makes them look natural enough to match the rest of your teeth. They do not contain any metal alloy, and the strong glass ceramic makes them very stable. Emax crowns are less likely to crack or fracture and can be quickly fabricated in-office. Call our office to learn more about the convenience of Emax crowns and if they are the right fit for you.
When you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you may have difficulty chewing, speaking, or biting. An alternative to dental implants, dental bridges can restore your ability to have a fully functioning smile. Bridges also prevent remaining teeth from shifting and can help maintain the shape of your face.
Dr. Oji will evaluate your condition and determine the best course of action for your smile. If it is decided that a bridge will benefit the health and structure of your teeth, she will outline the specifics of your treatment with you and answer any questions.
A traditional bridge is the most popular kind of bridge and is held in place by dental crowns that are cemented onto the adjacent teeth. Traditional bridges are used when you have natural teeth on either side of a gap. They’re even strong enough to replace molars. They are made of porcelain, metal, or ceramic, and they can last for many years with proper oral care.
Dental Bridges in Fresno, CA
If you are looking for an alternative to dental implants that can restore your smile, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Visit our dental implant or full-arch restoration pages to learn about other tooth replacement options. Dr. Oji and her staff will evaluate your condition and design a treatment plan that works for you.