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Dental Bridges – Corbin, KY

Fill the Missing Gaps in Your Smile

If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, you know just how challenging it can be to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there that can help to fill the missing gaps in your smile. At Corbin Family Dental Care, we offer customized dental bridges to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To find out whether or not a dental bridge is right for you, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve a full smile again!

Why Choose Corbin Family Dental Care for Dental Bridges?

  • Customized for Natural Appearance
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Flexible Financing Options

What is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridge in Corbin on clay model

A dental bridge is a restoration that’s used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. Typically, this is anywhere from one to four missing teeth in a row. The bridge is composed of two crowns and a number of replacement teeth known as “pontics.” The crowns will be anchored onto your adjacent teeth or dental implants depending on the type of bridge that you end up getting. This restoration can be made from a variety of durable, natural-looking materials.

Types of Dental Bridges

Digital illustration of implant bridge in Corbin

The style of bridge you get depends on the location and number of missing teeth you have. Here are the two different types.

Traditional Bridge

For patients who still have healthy teeth on either side of the gap that needs to be filled in, a traditional bridge is often the ideal option. The teeth that support the dental crowns are known as “abutment teeth,” and they will be altered slightly so the bridge fits comfortably in the mouth. This type of restoration can be placed in just a few visits and is typically the most affordable type of bridge available.

Implant Bridge

If you don’t have healthy adjacent teeth, surgically implanted metal posts, also known as dental implants, can provide an alternative. Dental implants can be used when there are three or more missing teeth in a row. Implant bridges last longer than traditional bridges on average, and they help to prevent bone loss over time thanks to missing teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Digital illustration of implant bridge in Corbin

Here are some of the many benefits that you can experience when you opt for a dental bridge:

  • Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
  • Improves overall confidence and self-esteem
  • Allows for thorough chewing
  • Improves speech articulation
  • Lowers risk of oral health issues
  • Cost-effective tooth replacement option