Dental Bridges in Mesa, AZ
Are you self-conscious about your missing teeth? No worries! At Power Dental in Mesa, AZ, we offer dental bridges to close the gaps between your teeth so you can flash those pearly whites with confidence! A dental bridge is essentially a false tooth, also called a pontic, which is placed in the gap and held in place by your adjacent teeth. Pontics are made from porcelain that appear as your teeth’s natural color. You can also get pontics made from gold.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are a variety of dental bridges offered in Mesa, AZ including traditional, cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported.
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional dental bridges are the most popular type of bridge. They are comprised of a false tooth or teeth that are held in place by cemented dental crowns onto each adjacent tooth. They can be placed when you have natural teeth on both sides of your tooth gap.
Cantilever Dental Bridges
Cantilever dental bridges are held in place by a cemented dental crown on only one adjacent tooth. You need at least one natural tooth adjacent to the tooth gap.
Maryland Dental Bridges
Maryland dental bridges are like traditional bridges in that they use natural teeth on both sides of the tooth gap. Instead of crowns, these bridges use a metal or porcelain framework that is bonded onto the backs of your adjacent teeth.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
Like the name refers, these bridges use dental implants for reinforcement instead of crowns or frameworks.
What to Expect During Bridge Placement
At Power Dental, our dentists in Mesa, AZ will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to make sure there are no cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease. Depending on which bridge you will be getting, our dentists may need to remove some of the enamel from your adjacent teeth to make enough room for the bridge. Our dentists near you will then get your dental impressions to ensure the bridges will be molded in the correct shape. A temporary bridge may be placed over your teeth until your permanent bridges come in. Once they come in, we will give you a call to have your bridges permanently cemented.
For more information about dental bridges or to schedule an appointment, call Power Dental in Mesa, AZ today!