Have missing teeth caused gaps and spaces in your smile? Does your smile cause you embarrassment? If you wish to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, ask Drs. David and Augustine Borgmeyer about a dental bridge in St Louis, Missouri. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gap left by a missing tooth. They are made of a crown for the tooth on either side of the gap and a replacement tooth in between. The teeth on either side of the gap, also called abutment teeth, serve as anchors for the dental bridge.

There are three main types of dental bridges: traditional, cantilever, and Maryland bonded. Traditional bridges are the most common type and are made with crowns for the abutment teeth with one or more replacement teeth in between. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one abutment tooth; this type of bridge is not common anymore. Maryland bonded bridges, also called resin-bonded bridges, consist of false teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. This framework has wings on either side that are bonded to your existing teeth.

We welcome you to contact Borgmeyer Dental today to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule an appointment with our dentists.