<b>What are Dental Bridges?</b>
A dental bridge is designed to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. They are ideal for patients who aren’t necessarily good candidates for implants. Alternatively, bridge work can be placed over implants that have been given time to fully heal. Bridges are made to mimic the look and feel of real teeth, ensuring that they look natural and realistic.
<b>Why are Dental Bridges needed?</b>
Most often, a dental bridge is needed in order to replace a missing tooth. Not only does this have a cosmetic benefit, as it fills in your smile, but it can be restorative in nature as well. You will find it easier to chew and eat with your new bridge put into place. Bridge work can easily last for many years with proper care and good oral hygiene.
<b>What makes you a good candidate for a Dental Bridge?</b>
To determine if a bridge is needed, we’ll perform an exam to check the health of your teeth. The bridge can be placed over surrounding healthy dentition, and bridges can be customized to where they replace one or even multiple missing teeth. Bridges are great for patients who wouldn’t be good candidates for dental implants or those who have already had implants placed. They’re a great long-term solution to many of your dental problems and woes.
<b>What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?</b>
We start by administering sedation or anesthetic as per your request. We then file down the two surrounding teeth and take impressions of the area. These impressions, or molds, are used to make the new dental bridge for you. You will go home with a temporary bridge in place and will be scheduled to come in for the permanent one. The second appointment involves removing the temporary bridge and placing the permanent one. We will make slight adjustments to the fit of the new bridge and you’ll be ready to leave the office with your new restoration in place.
If you think you might need a dental bridge and are ready to come in for the procedure, call our office today and we will be happy to further assist you.