What are Bridges?
Dental bridges act as they sound, bridging the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Traditional dental bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a false tooth/teeth in between.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Restore your smile
Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
Maintain the shape of your face
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, it can affect you in a number of ways, including your confidence. A dental bridge can help address any concerns you may have, including:
- Restoring your smile to it’s natural look
- Readjusting your bite and the ability to properly chew
- Restoring your speech and pronunciation
- Maintaining the shape of your jaw and face
- Preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of position
What’s Involved in Getting A Dental Bridge?
Once you’re ready for a bridge, at your first visit, we’ll prepare the teeth on both sides of the gap. The bridge will then attach to those teeth.
The dentist then will make an impression or an image of your teeth and the space. That information is sent to a special dental laboratory to make the bridge. A temporary bridge will be placed to protect your prepared teeth while you are waiting for the permanent bridge to be made.
Once your permanent bridge is ready, your dentist fits, adjusts, and cements the bridge to the prepared teeth. This type of bridge is permanent and cannot be taken out of your mouth, except for by your dentist.
Schedule An Appointment
Ready to learn more about if a dental bridge is the right choice for you? Call our office today for a consult.