Tori Plaza Dental

Dental Terms

Dental Terms

Cantilever Bridge Medicine Hat

Information about Cantilever Bridges in Medicine Hat

In many cases, when replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth with a dental bridge, the pontic (the artificial tooth or teeth) is positioned between the abutment teeth, which are the natural teeth on either side of the gap.

However, there are specific clinical scenarios where patients do not have natural teeth on both sides of the toothless space. In such situations, a different type of dental bridge, known as a cantilever bridge, may be considered.

Cantilever bridges are designed when the abutment teeth, which support the bridge, are only present on one side of the area with missing teeth. Unlike conventional bridges where the pontic is situated between abutment teeth, in cantilever bridges, the pontic is positioned outside the abutment teeth.

Contact Tori Plaza Dental to Discuss Cantilever Bridges

If you have missing teeth and are exploring your options for dental bridges, including cantilever bridges, our dental team is here to provide you with the information and guidance you need. Please feel free to get in touch with us at (403) 504-5093 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saad Omaiche. Our practice is conveniently located at 40 Strachan Ct SE, Unit 3 in Medicine Hat, AB, and we look forward to assisting you with your dental care needs.

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