Dental Bridges

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.

“The staff is friendly, and Dr George is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He explains everything he’s going to do and presents all your options.”

Ryan M.

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.

CORONAVIRUS
HEALTH UPDATE

Here at Confident Smiles, we practice all CDC and OSHA standards of infection control on a daily basis, even prior to this virus. We treat everything to the highest standards for our patient’s and employee’s safety. 

We are able to see ALL patients at this time. 

We clean everything with hospital level disinfectants as part of our standard protocol and we sterilize all of our instruments. The handwashing protocol advised by the CDC is routine for us. We feel safe enough to continue to stay open and care for our patients since we always practice disease prevention as advised by OSHA and the CDC. As per our standard policy, sick patients will NOT be seen to protect all involved in their dental care. 

We have added the following precautions to our daily protocol

  • Patient phone screening questions about current symptoms illness and/or recent travel
  • Usage of hand sanitizer for every patient who enters the office
  • Daily employee screening questions about current symptoms of illness 

To learn more about the steps you can take to prevent being exposed, please visit www.cdc.org