What are Dental Bridges?
Fixed dental bridges are designed to replace missing teeth. If you are missing a tooth, the bridge will attach to the two surrounding teeth, with a false tooth in the middle that rests on the gum line. Most bridges can last for years, and even several decades, before needing replacement. They are a viable alternative to implants for patients who cannot undergo oral surgery.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
A dental bridge is often recommended to patients who are missing one or more natural teeth. The bridge is placed in the mouth using high-quality, durable dental cement. Your bridge will help improve the look of your smile, while simultaneously improving oral functioning. Bridges can be placed on virtually any tooth in the mouth to replace what is missing.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a candidate for Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are often beneficial to patients who may not want oral surgery to place implants, or cannot undergo oral surgery. Bridges are long-lasting, in most cases staying firmly in place for decades before replacement is needed. To determine if you will need a bridge, you can come in for an exam and consultation. We can even remove an old bridge, replacing it with a brand new one, as necessary.
What happens during the procedure for a Dental Bridge?
Local anesthetic is used to numb the area in which the bridge will be placed. The two surrounding teeth will be carefully buffed and filed down to make room for the new restoration. Molds, or impressions, are taken of the area, and you will go home with a temporary bridge. Your next appointment involves placing the brand new bridge, made custom for you using the impressions. The bridge is adjusted to improve the fit and feel, and you’ll be instructed on how to care for your brand new restoration before leaving our office.
If you think you might need to have a dental bridge placed, and want to know more about this procedure, call our office today, and we will work to get you in for a convenient appointment.