If you have one or more missing teeth and would like to have them replaced with a comfortable and durable option, our dentist can provide a dental bridge from Bruce Martinson Family Cosmetic Dentistry. You may not be familiar with the term dental bridge, but it’s a procedure that functions as it sounds – it bridges a gap between teeth to restore their appearance and functionality.
Types of Dental Bridges
Dr. Bruce Martinson and his team will explain more about the four types of dental bridges that can be used in your procedure when you visit us for your consultation. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of each:
- TRADITIONAL DENTAL BRIDGES from our dentist Wayzata, are held in place with dental crowns that are placed on each tooth on either side of the missing teeth.
- CANTILEVER DENTAL BRIDGES only require the use of one dental crown; however, because of this reduction in anchoring, they are not as secure as a traditional bridge.
- MARYLAND BRIDGES from our dentist use metal or porcelain as a framework to bond the replacement tooth to the back of a patient’s surrounding teeth.
- IMPLANT-SUPPORTED BRIDGES from Dr. Bruce Martinson are especially beneficial when a patient has more than one tooth that needs to be replaced.
There are other choices available from our dentist for tooth replacement in addition to dental bridges, such as partial dentures and implants. We’ll also provide you with information on these options when you visit Dr. Bruce Martinson for your tooth replacement consultation.
During your consultation, our dental care team will also provide a treatment plan specific to the type of dental bridge that you’ve selected since each type varies. For example, an implant-supported dental bridge requires more appointments than the customary two appointments required for other types.
Ready to Learn More?
We invite you to call us at Bruce Martinson Family Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about dental bridges and the other professional treatments we provide in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Or, if it’s more convenient, you can use our convenient online booking tool to schedule a time that works best for you. Our services also extend to the surrounding locations of Mound, Long Lake, Spring Park, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Excelsior, and dentist in Minnetrista.