Bridges

Restore your smile with a dental bridge

Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic problem as they can impact your dental and overall health in many ways. Specifically, missing teeth lead to:

  • Higher risk of gum or periodontal disease
  • Higher risk of tooth decay
  • The misalignment of teeth
  • Speech disorders
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Loss or damage of adjacent teeth
  • TMJ or Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • The weakening of the jawbone

Your dental health is the key to your overall health. When missing teeth are not replaced for a long time, this can weaken and affect the structure and shape of the jawbone. At our dental practice in Brisbane, CA, Dr. James Fitzgerald expertly repairs and restores your smile and dental health with dental bridges and other restorative services.

What are bridges?

A dental bridge is a restorative treatment for missing teeth. A dental bridge has two or more crowns that are cemented to anchoring or abutment teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth. Artificial teeth that are known as pontics are connected to the crowns and these fill the gap created by the missing teeth. This ensures strong anchoring of the bridge and prevents it from moving.

Types of bridges

At our Brisbane practice, we offer different types of dental bridges:

A traditional bridge is anchored on either side with the help of dental crowns placed on natural teeth. They can also be anchored to crowns on dental implants on either side of the missing teeth. Artificial teeth are made from alloys or porcelain and help restore the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth.

In a Cantilever dental bridge, the pontic is anchored to a crown that is cemented to one abutment tooth as compared to the traditional bridges which are supported by two adjacent teeth.

The Maryland dental bridges are also anchored to two adjacent natural abutment teeth. While the traditional bridge is anchored to crowns, the Maryland bridge uses a porcelain or metal framework that is bonded to the abutment teeth.

Implant-supported bridges make use of dental implants in place of frameworks or crowns. One dental implant is placed surgically for each missing tooth and anchors the bridge in position.

“Simply put, Dr. Fitzgerald and his team are the best in the area.”

Benefits of dental bridges

The dental bridges performed at our high-end dental practice offer multiple benefits:

  • They improve your bite
  • Enable you to chew properly
  • Restore facial shape and structure
  • Prevent the adjacent teeth from shifting
  • Enable you to speak properly
  • Prevent the loss of bone or tissue in the jaw

Why choose James Fitzgerald Dental Practice for bridges?

James Fitzgerald Dental is a top-rated and leading destination for wide-ranging general, cosmetic, and family dentistry services in Brisbane, CA. We offer the best-in-class customer service and the highest-quality clinical care while using cutting-edge technology to provide long-lasting, optimal results. We not only recognize the power and value of a flawless and beautiful smile to boost your confidence and appearance but we are also dedicated to preventive dental care.

If a damaged or missing tooth is preventing you from showing your best smile, the first step is to book a consultation with our highly experienced and skilled dental professionals. Dr. Fitzgerald and his team of dental professionals specialize in advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures that are proven to restore your smile and optimize your dental health.

Our cosmetic dentistry services range from professional teeth whitening to advanced treatments including veneers, crowns, Invisalign, and other procedures. We provide the best-in-class restorative care with porcelain and ceramic crowns, veneers, bridges, and implants.

If you would like to know more about dental bridges or if you are looking for leading dental professionals in Brisbane CA for bridges, book a consultation with our cosmetic dentistry experts.

Creating beautiful smiles

Dr. Fitzgerald performs a meticulous examination of your dental health and reviews your medical history before recommending a particular cosmetic dentistry procedure that meets your unique aesthetic and functional needs.