If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Edgewater dentist, John Cutting, DMD offers dental bridges as a replacement option for patients with missing teeth.
There are many types of dental bridges and Dr. Cutting will help you make the best choice for your needs and goals.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Dr. Cutting can create a dental bridge that is either fixed or removable from a variety of tooth-like materials.
An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Dr. Cutting is one of the few dentists in Annapolis to offer “teeth in a day” solutions for missing teeth which is the immediate restoration of teeth using dental implants.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
If you have missing teeth, you are likely considering either dental implants or a dental bridge. Dr. Cutting offers both options for replacing missing teeth and can help you determine which is best for you.
Dental implants have the potential to be the most “natural” replacement option, meaning they look and function the most like natural teeth. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Cutting will assess the condition of your bone, your age, health and the location of your missing teeth to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Cost is a big factor when considering implants vs. bridges. In most cases, dental implants are more expensive than bridgework, however, dental implants are less likely to need maintenance and can for some, be less expensive in the long term.
Dental Bridge FAQs
Can you fix my dental bridge?
If you have a broken dental bridge, please contact our Edgewater dental office for a consultation with Dr. Cutting. In some cases we may be able to repair the bridgework. Other times, it may be in your best interest to replace the bridge.
What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
A dental crown covers a tooth like a “cap” and is often used for teeth that have cavities or other damage. A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and is supported either by a dental crown or implant.
How long does a dental bridge last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect a dental bridge to last for many years. Dr. Cutting will evaluate your condition and long term goals to recommend the best type of bridge for you.