Dental Bridges

Dental bridges consist of a replacement crown, to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth, which is attached to crowns on both sides that fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap. The dental bridge is supported by a framework constructed of metal or ceramic.

Dr. Mark Andrews uses the most advanced technology to diagnose and create affordable crowns for his patients.   Through personal consultation with Dr. Andrews and his expert team your need for dental bridges in Cary NC are carefully selected and molded.   ??Dental bridges can effectively prevent many problems that arise due to missing teeth, while also improving your appearance.  Gaps left by missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift out of alignment and may expose gums to potential infection.  Additionally, normal speaking and chewing abilities can be compromised.

Dental bridges are one solution for restoring missing teeth.  Dr. Mark Andrews is proud to offer a number of different types of dental bridges, and the type used will depend on your specific restoration needs.  Through consultation with Dr. Andrews and his team of dental experts patients are provided detailed information used to determine what is the best type of dental bridge for each patient.  Dr. Andrews regularly provides dental bridges in Cary NC that are either Traditional, Cantilever bridges.

  • Traditional dental bridges – These are the most common and include a crown for each tooth adjacent to the gap (the abutments) with a pontic (another crown) between them.  The teeth are constructed from porcelain that is fused to a framework made from metal or ceramic.  The bridge rests in place as the crowns sit over the abutments and are cemented in place.
  • Cantilever dental bridges – These are constructed in a similar fashion to traditional dental bridges with the exception that they are only attached to one adjacent tooth.  Cantilever bridges are used when there are existing teeth on only one side of a gap.
  • Maryland dental bridges (resin-bonded dental bridges) – These are made of porcelain teeth that are supported by a metal framework.  They attach to adjacent teeth using metal wings which are bonded to the teeth.

If you are in need of dental bridges in Cary NC or other cosmetic dentistry solutions, Dr. Andrews is prepared to help you regain a beautiful smile.