Bridges

Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth with crowns or implants.  They are unmovable, only your dentist can take them out.

When you have one or more missing teeth, the remaining teeth can shift.  A dental bridge spans or closes in the space where they are missing.  The bridge is cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap, or it may need dental implants to attach to.  Dr. Ilawan will discuss which option is best and will explain the different types of restorations available to you.  If implants are not necessary, the teeth next to the gap are crowned and the missing tooth or teeth is attached to those crowns.  If you require dental implants, then you will undergo oral surgery to have the implants placed first.  Your new bridge will be attached to those implants by Dr. Ilawan.

Dental bridges can last a lifetime; however they can also loosen or fall out.  To maintain crowns and bridges you must always practice good oral hygiene and use fluoride toothpaste two to three times day.  You must floss daily, continue with regular checkups and cleanings and avoid chewing hard foods like ice and sticky candy.