Dental bridges come in two types: fixed and implanted. A fixed bridge is a dental appliance that bonds to the surrounding teeth to fill gaps. These bridges can be made of porcelain and metal and appear as natural as your regular teeth. They are very strong and can be easily replaced in case of breakage or damage. Dental implants are attached under the jaw line using a foundation of titanium screws. This foundation is surgically implanted by our Northridge dentist and provides an anchor for the new bridgework. This type of implant is extremely strong and does not rely on the surrounding teeth for support.
Health of your surrounding teeth and gums is a crucial factor in the success of dental bridges, so good oral care is essential.