Bridges

 Dental Bridges

Here at McCabe Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care, ranging from general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Tyler McCabe brings his extensive knowledge to all of our patients, formulating effective, individualized treatment plans. As an Ocean Springs cosmetic dentist, Dr. McCabe offers many different solutions that will improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Read about dental bridges and come visit us!

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are necessary when there are one or more missing teeth. To fully understand dental bridges, you must first know what a crown is - Crowns are caps that are cemented on what is left of a damaged tooth. A bridge consists of two or more crowns that are cemented on either side of the gap, along with a false tooth, or multiple false teeth, between those crowns. 

 

Types Of Dental Bridges

There are three different types of dental bridges that we utilize here:

Fixed bridges – These bridges are the most common type of bridge. They involve two crowns, on either side of the missing tooth, with a fake tooth in between. 
Maryland bridges – These types of bridges are most commonly used when replacing missing front teeth. In this, Dr. McCabe will utilize tooth-colored metal bands on either side of the bridge, which are bonded to surrounding teeth. 
Cantilever bridges – These types of bridges are only used when there are adjacent teeth on some side of the missing tooth/teeth. Cantilever bridges use two crowned teeth, positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth, to attach to the fake teeth/tooth.

 

Benefits Of Bridges

There are a variety of reasons as to why Dr. McCabe may recommend a dental bridge as treatment. These include, but are not limited to:

Improving the appearance of your smile
Improving your ability to eat or speak
Maintaining your facial structure
Keeping remaining teeth in their proper positions

There are many benefits to both crowns and bridges, and Dr. McCabe will be happy to elaborate on what bridges and cosmetic dentistry in general can do for your smile.

Contact Your Ocean Springs, MS Cosmetic Dentist!

If you are ready to have receive quality dental treatment that results in a more beautiful smile, please contact your dentist in Ocean Springs, MS, Dr. McCabe. We look forward to seeing you and exploring ways in which we can ensure that you have pristine oral health. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!