Dental Bridges at
Crowns and bridges are effective tools for those who are missing teeth or facing tooth extraction. A bridge can fill the gap caused by a missing tooth and restore basic chewing and speaking function. At Implant Dentistry of Greater Lansing, we use the best available crowns and customize them to your specific needs.
2 Types of Dental Bridges
These two types of bridges are ideal for certain patients. Here is a brief description of each:
- Removable Bridges – Attached to the teeth with metal clasps or another attachment.
- Fixed Bridges – Bonding or crowns make fixed bridges immovable.
Why Invest in a Dental Bridge?
Whether you’re missing a front tooth or multiple consecutive teeth, it’s worthwhile to replace your missing or broken teeth as soon as possible. If you’re missing visible teeth, it can have a major detrimental effect on your smile. If you’re missing one of your rear teeth, it can cause your cheeks to sink and make you look significantly older. A dental bridge can alleviate many of the aesthetic problems caused by missing teeth.
Alternatives to a Dental Bridge
Not every patient will be an ideal candidate for a dental bridge. For patients who are missing teeth but not eligible for a dental bridge, two other restoration treatments are available. Those treatments are dentures and dental implants and each of them comes with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s also possible to upgrade to dental implants, adding significant strength to your dental bridge. Dr. Crawford will help you decide which treatment is best for your specific oral health conditions.
Let Dr. Crawford Determine Whether a Bridge is Ideal for You
If you’re missing at least one tooth, you may be an excellent candidate for a dental bridge. Call Implant Dentistry of Greater Lansing today and schedule your consultation. During your visit, Dr. Crawford will assess the details of your condition and will make a recommendation of which treatment is the best for you. Whether you opt for a bridge, dentures, or dental implants, know that you’re in good hands at Implant Dentistry of Greater Lansing!