Sikora Family Dentistry

23755 Lorain Road

North Olmsted, OH 44070



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Monday 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 7 am - noon
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday* 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
* One Saturday per month


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Types of Dental Bridges

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A dental bridge replaces teeth that fill a gap where a tooth or multiple teeth may be missing. When a tooth is lost, nearby teeth may move or shift slightly into the empty space. This can put additional stress on your other teeth and jaw and affect your bite. A dental bridge can help restore your bite and keep the natural shape of your face.

At Sikora Family Dentistry, Dr. Sikora performs a thorough examination to determine the right type of dental bridge that best suits your needs.

Types of Dental Bridges

The type of dental bridge Dr. Sikora recommends will depend on your individual situation.

Traditional Dental Bridges

This is the most popular bridge type. Traditional dental bridges consist of one or more pontics, which are fake teeth that look real, that are held in place by dental crowns on either side. Dental crowns are also called abutments in this case and are cemented onto the teeth on either side of your missing tooth.

Cantilever Bridges

This type of bridge is used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. It's very similar to a traditional bridge, except in this case, there is only one crown, or abutment, on one side rather than on both sides.

Resin-Bonded Bridges

Also called Maryland bridges, these types of dental bridges consist of a pontic that's held in place with a metal or porcelain framework. This framework is bonded to the backs of the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.

Implant-Supported Bridges

This type of bridge is usually used when more than one tooth is missing. Instead of the pontic being supported by frameworks or crowns, these types of dental bridges are supported by dental implants. In most cases, one implant is placed for every missing tooth, and this series of implants holds the bridge firmly in place. This type of bridge often feels the most like your natural teeth.

Contact Sikora Family Dentistry

To learn more about the different types of dental bridges or to request an appointment as an existing or new patient, contact the gentle, caring dentists of Sikora Family Dentistry, Drs. William and Christine Sikora, to schedule an appointment by calling 440-779-8730.