What’s a Dental Bridge?
Fixed bridge work is essential in replacing areas of teeth that are missing. If you have one or more missing teeth, we may suggest having a bridge put into place. This procedure is ideal for patients who cannot have dental implants placed or who have already had several implants placed and need a special bridge put into place. Bridges can last for many decades before they may need to be replaced.
Why would Dental Bridges be necessary?
You may need a bridge if you’re completely missing one or more of your teeth. The bridge itself consists of two abutment teeth that are attached onto your actual teeth. The middle dentition of the bridge replaces what’s missing and simply sits on the gum line. The bridge that you have placed will help to fill in your smile while taking care of functionality problems.
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Who’s a candidate for a Dental Bridge?
During an exam, we can determine if you may need to have a bridge placed. Patients who cannot have dental implants placed will benefit the most from a full fixed bridge. Bridge work is long-lasting and customized to each patient. It looks natural and will help you to smile with confidence because of your renewed appearance.
What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?
We first begin by administering a local anesthetic. This numbs the area so that we can work more effectively. The two surrounding teeth will be filed down and smoothed to create small foundations for the new bridge. Two impressions are then taken, with one being used for the temporary bridge and the other being used for the permanent. The first appointment is finished after the temporary bridge is placed. You will then come in for a second visit so that the permanent bridge can be placed over the area. Slight adjustments help to improve the fit and feel of the bridge and you’ll be ready to leave the office.
If you think you might need a dental bridge and want to come in for a consultation, call us today and our friendly staff can further assist you.