Monday, January 16, 2012

I don't have any back teeth. What are my options?

Over the years many people, for one reason or another,
 have lost some of their back teeth (molars). 

What are the options to replace these teeth?

Some of the more common options are dentures and/or implants.

But there is another option that most people are not aware exists.

It is called a cantilever bridge.

What is a cantilever bridge you say?
Well, first we need to discuss what a cantilever is.
The pictures below illustrate cantilevers.
It is when something is stretched out into space without any support on one end.

So what does this have to do with dentistry?
Below you will see a picture of a cantilever bridge.
You can place a crown on your furthest back tooth and then hang
another crown off the back of that. 
The conditions have to be right for this to happen, but if they are
then it can work really well. 

1 comment:

  1. There are other types of dental bridges, such as the traditional fixed and resin bonded. A cantilever bridge is considered to be both functional and aesthetically appealing when the procedure is done. This can last 20 to 25 years.

    Bianca Jackson