Dental Bridge

Replace missing teeth with a dental bridge

dental-bridge-beverly-maA Dental bridge is an important oral health treatment that Dr. Polan uses to improve your appearance and your oral health. They are natural-looking dental appliances that literally bridge gaps between your teeth when you have one or more missing teeth.

These devices are made up of a pair of crowns that can be used on both sides of the gap that is caused by missing teeth, known as anchoring. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable.  They can restore your bite, your appearance, your smile, and your self confidence.

What exactly is a dental bridge?

Generally speaking, a bridge appliance is most often made from porcelain, gold or alloys, or a combination of materials. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants.  Dr. Polan uses only the most technologically advanced materials, and does not use any metal in his office.  Your bridge will look exactly like your natural teeth!

There are several types of fixed dental bridges, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, only your Beverly dentist can remove a fixed bridge. Appliances called implant bridges are also available.  They are attached to the bone below your gum tissue, creating a very permanent solution.

Better smile, better health

page-images-bridgesReplacing missing teeth with a dental bridge is not done only to improve your appearance. Life with missing teeth can lead to a host of oral health issues such as shifting teeth, decay, or TMJ problems.

Dental bridges are necessary for maintaining the shape of your teeth and your face, improving or restoring your smile, properly distributing the biting ability of your teeth, enabling your to properly chew and speak and to prevent your natural teeth from shifting out of their normal position.

Plan a visit to find out more

Choosing a dental bridge made by Beverly dentist, Dr. Ben Polan, should not be a difficult decision.  Not only can you look forward to your appearance being greatly improved, you can also look forward to a boost in your confidence, and better oral health.

A visit to a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Polan will help you learn more about this procedure and what to expect. By replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge, you’ll be investing in something great – you.