What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that is meant to replace a missing tooth. Bridges are durable, long-lasting restorations that can stay securely in place for decades with proper care. A bridge is ideal for patients who wouldn’t necessarily be eligible for a dental implant. Bridges can help to improve the look of your smile while improving overall oral functioning.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
The most common reason for needing a bridge is because you are missing one or more of your teeth. Most bridges replace just one missing tooth at a time, but larger bridges can be made and placed as needed. Bridge work is meant to match your existing smile perfectly so that they’re virtually undetectable. Your new bridge is easy to place and can do wonders for improving your smile.
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Who’s a good candidate for Dental Bridges?
We will start by performing an examination to determine if a bridge is needed. Most patients who require a bridge can have the restoration placed easily in our office. Bridges are ideal for patients who wouldn’t be able to have surgery done for a dental implant. They may even be needed if you’ve already had implants placed and need a bridge to be made and placed on top.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Bridges?
We begin by administering a local anesthetic into the area that will be receiving the bridge. We then file down the two surrounding teeth to make smaller foundations for the bridge. Impressions are taken to be used to create both a temporary bridge and a permanent. The first appointment allows you to go home with the temporary bridge firmly in place. You’ll come back in shortly after to have the temporary removed and the permanent bridge put into place. Small adjustments will then be made and you can enjoy a brand new and beautiful restoration.
If you think you might need to come in for a dental bridge, call us today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.