What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are incredibly effective at enhancing your smile when you’re missing one or more teeth. They are made out of durable and tooth-colored material so that they’re practically undetectable with the naked eye. Bridges often contain three teeth per restoration. The outermost teeth sit on top of your natural teeth while the center tooth is used to replace the dentition that you’re missing.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
Dental bridges are often needed if a patient is missing a tooth. You might not want or be eligible for dental implants, so a bridge can work to correct issues with your smile while simultaneously improving your confidence. Bridges are long-lasting, with most patients having bridges that last for decades before needing to be replaced. The bridge procedure is similar to having a crown placed, but more teeth are involved than just one.
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Who’s a good candidate for Dental Bridges?
Most patients who are missing a tooth are good candidates for the dental bridge procedure. It’s especially beneficial for patients who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have dental implants placed. Bridges are durable, with most lasting for years and decades before needing repair or replacement. We recommend bridge work to patients who want a quick and noninvasive option for replacing a tooth.
What can you expect during the Dental Bridge procedure?
We administer anesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We then file down the surrounding teeth and take impressions. These impressions will be used to make the actual bridge. You’ll go home the same day with a temporary bridge and will need to come back for the permanent one. The permanent bridge is then placed and filed down for a comfortable fit. The bridge procedure is quick, easy and can help to create that full smile you’ve always wanted. Your can enjoy a bridge that lasts for years without needing additional work or repair.
If you would like to come in for a dental bridge or want to learn more about this procedure, call our office and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.