If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Russell Cannon may suggest a dental bridge to replace the teeth and restore your smile. Dental bridges are fixed dental appliances that bridge the gap left by a lost tooth with a special dental restoration known as a pontic. We offer many different types of dental bridges in Irvine, California. The type of dental bridge we suggest will be based on your individual needs and goals, as well as which teeth need to be replaced. Our dentist is pleased to offer traditional, cantilever, and resin-bonded bridges.
Traditional and cantilever bridges use dental crowns to anchor your pontic in place. The dental crowns are attached to the teeth on both sides of the gap. While traditional dental bridges use two dental crowns, cantilever bridges are used when there are no teeth on one side of the gap. When you have lost a front tooth, we use resin-bonded bridges. Instead of dental crowns, resin-bonded bridges use metal clasps and bonding cement placed on the back of your remaining teeth to hold your new tooth in place.
If you would like to learn more about our dental bridges and how they can benefit your smile, please contact us today! We would be happy to answer all of your questions.