What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a restoration that can be used to replace a missing tooth within the mouth. When you’re missing a tooth completely, you may find that you have trouble eating, chewing and speaking normally. You might even feel insecure about the way that you look. A fixed bridge simply sits over the missing area and replaces what you’re lacking.
Why might Dental Bridges be needed?
The reason you might need a bridge is because you’re completely missing one or more of your own natural teeth. You might not be eligible for implant surgery, or you’re looking for a less invasive way to replace the missing tooth. Bridges offer both restorative as well as cosmetic benefits. They can be placed in most areas of the mouth, and can replace one or more missing teeth.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bridges?
To determine if you might need a dental bridge, we will examine your teeth. If you need a bridge, it is a good idea to consider having one placed as soon as possible. This helps to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. If you have an older bridge, we may need to replace it as it shows signs of wear and damage.
What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?
The bridge procedure will begin by filing down the two surrounding teeth. This is done as a way to make more room for the bridge so that it fits comfortably. The next step is to take dental impressions so that we have a customized mold of your teeth to make the bridge. The bridge is then placed at a second visit into the office. This allows us to make any minor adjustments to the way that it fits. You will love your brand new smile thanks to what the dental bridge has been able to do, and you can expect it to last for decades without special care.
If you would like to learn more about how dental bridges are made and placed, call us today to speak with one of our skilled team members.