Dental Bridges: Solutions from Our Abbotsford Clinic

If you’re like many Canadians, you likely have a missing tooth or several teeth affected by decay. With implants, crowns, and dental bridges, Abbotsford patients of Medora Dental Care have a number of options to restore the appearance and function of their natural teeth. But, did you know there are actually several styles of dental bridges? Our Abbotsford dental clinic can recommend a dental bridge style that will look great and offer the best treatment for your specific condition.

Let’s take a look at the four main types of dental bridges:

  • Classic dental bridges — Traditional dental bridges remain the most popular style of dental bridge available. This style uses abutment crowns cemented onto two healthy teeth in order to support the pontics (false teeth) in place of one or more missing teeth.
  • Bridges supported by implants — Dental implants are essentially titanium replacements for missing teeth roots. Instead of abutments, your bridge can be placed directly atop the dental implants. This style is becoming increasingly popular as it allows a more natural feel, function, and appearance.
  • Maryland bridges — Maryland bridges are essentially traditional bridges, but instead of abutment crowns, the bridge is supported by a metal framework cemented to the backside of two adjoining healthy teeth.
  • Cantilevers — Somewhat similar to traditional dental bridges, cantilever bridges can be used to replace a missing tooth. A cantilever bridge is supported by a single abutment crown on just one side of the replacement tooth. This style of bridge should be used sparingly as the minimal support can lead to loose crowns and fractured teeth — results that are not always in line with a long-term dental solution, as bridges should be.

Discuss Dental Bridges with an Abbotsford Dentist

Are you ready to close a gap (or gaps) in your smile after tooth loss? Ask the dentists of Medora Dental Care about which type of dental bridge will work best for your specific condition — call us today to schedule a consultation.

Medora Dental Care
110-1910 North Parallel Rd
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

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Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
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