Dental Bridges in Erie, PA

Dental bridges are a great option for anyone looking to replace a series of missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of a series of pontic (false) teeth and dental crowns. The crowns are held in place by either an implant or abutment teeth to support your bridge. Pontic teeth are manufactured teeth that connect your crowns and act as a replacement for your missing teeth. Dental bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges come in different structures, depending on your specific needs: traditional dental bridges, cantilever dental bridges, and Maryland dental bridges.
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Different Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridge

Traditional dental bridges are the most common. These bridges consist of crowns, two of which are placed on top of abutment teeth that secure your bridge in place. Pontic teeth rest in between these crowns, effectively replacing your missing tooth or teeth.

 Maryland Dental Bridge

Maryland dental bridges are sometimes referred to as resin-bonded bridges because of their structure. These dental bridges are a common solution for patients who need to replace missing teeth in the front of their mouth. Maryland dental bridges use metal bands to attach pontic teeth to the backs of your natural adjacent teeth.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

Cantilever dental bridges are similar to traditional dental bridges and are an ideal option if you have natural teeth present on only one side of your tooth gap. Cantilever dental bridges only use one abutment tooth to secure the bridge to your mouth.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a dental bridge last?

Dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, sometimes even longer if you routinely practice good oral hygiene. However, dental bridges may loosen or suffer damage, and in those cases, they will need to be serviced by your dental health provider.

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