Bridge / Partial Work
For many unfortunate reasons, tooth loss does occur readily in our society. For those looking to replace missing teeth, one such way is to “bridge the space” with a prosthesis (bridge or partial denture) to replace both form and function.
The best explanation of fixed bridgework is to visualize the teeth on each side of the space to be restored with crowns. The space itself is then filled with its own replacement resembling a crown, with all three hooked or soldered together. In reality the prosthesis is fabricated in one solid piece or laboratory process.
Straits Area Dental offers Lava bridges from 3M ESPE and Procera products from Nobel Biocare. For more information on these products see www.nobelbiocare.com.
While not as popular as it once was before dental implants became more mainstream, fixed bridge work is still a very reliable replacement for single or multiple missing teeth.