Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you looking for a stable and secure restoration?
A dental bridge is a restorative dental option offered at North Meridian Dental Excellence. Our staff prides themselves on creating high-quality dental bridges in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Ben Ahlbrecht works with patients to discover the correct solution to dental problems of all kinds. Learn more about the types of restorative dental bridge treatments our dentist in Indianapolis, IN offers below.
Why Replace Your Missing Teeth?
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge provides multiple benefits to patients. A dental bridge can:
- Restore the ability to bite and chew evenly
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Help support any remaining tooth structure
- Maintain a patient’s face shape
If the gaps left by multiple missing teeth are not filled, several problems may arise, such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Bone loss
- Receding gums
- Facial sagging
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Misaligned bite
Have you noticed any of these problems? Call 317.204.7134 for immediate treatment. Dr. Ahlbrecht may need to perform periodontal treatment or offer crooked teeth solutions before restorative options can be considered.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dr. Ahlbrecht and his professional dental staff provide these dental bridges to patients in their Indianapolis office:
Cantilever Dental Bridge
Similar to a traditional bridge, a cantilever dental bridge is utilized when there is no support tooth available on one side of a missing tooth. To create this kind of bridge, two crowns are placed next to each other with the pontic on the end. Just one crown and pontic can be used for some types of cantilever bridges.
Resin Bonded Dental Bridge
Metal bands and dental bonding resin are used for this bridge. The bands and resin attach the pontic to adjacent teeth. In addition, the preparation of the adjacent teeth is not required as they do not receive dental crowns.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges
A dental bridge supported by implants is best for patients that still have their bone tissue. For this treatment, one or more titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Dental crowns cap off the implants for a natural look.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Contact North Meridian Dental Excellence’s office today. Schedule an appointment or call 317.204.7134.