If you’ve had a dental extraction or already have a missing tooth or teeth, a bridge may be right for you.
We can use a dental bridge to replace lost teeth, help maintain your facial shape, or relieve biting tension.
When teeth are missing, your jawbone can degrade, and some of your facial muscles can weaken, which may cause a “saggy” look on your face. A bridge helps support the teeth next to the gap and prevents tooth loosening and weakening of facial muscles, improving your appearance.
A bridge is a prosthetic tooth set (set of crowns), filling the gap left by a lost tooth. A bridge is a terrific solution to cover that space with a prosthetic that looks, feels, and performs much like a natural tooth. Your bridge is connected to neighboring teeth for support and can be composed of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
A basic bridge consists of three prosthetic teeth: two crowns covering the natural teeth on either side of the gap and one central tooth replacing the missing tooth in the middle.
We prepare those supporting teeth on either side of the gap to allow the bridge to fit over them, similar to placing a crown. Then, we cement the bridge in place.
Bridges are built and set in such a way that they are durable and long-lasting.
Bridges need to be cleaned like your natural teeth. Because a bridge comprises three artificial teeth in a row, there is no natural space between them so you won’t be able to floss between them. For this reason, Cleaning to the best of your ability near and around the bridge can be a challenge.
In prepping for a bridge, the natural teeth that will support the bridge may need to be prepared and modified, even if they are in good form. However, bridges are a quick, effective, relatively simple dental solution to gap issues from missing teeth.
A bridge can be placed in as little as a few hours, although the entire process may require several appointments to give your teeth and mouth time to recuperate between treatments.
With the proper care, a dental bridge can last a lifetime. Just practice good dental hygiene habits as usual, and take care when biting and chewing hard foods.
The Best Dental Bridge Care
We are excited to offer our outstanding dental bridge service and solutions. Our knowledgeable and friendly team specializes in dental bridges and would love to assist you by improving the health of your teeth while creating a beautiful smile. We offer restorative dental options
Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation if you’re curious about how a dental bridge might help you.
We’ll perform a thorough examination and provide some recommendations which will be ideal for you.
We can help you evaluate the best treatment options once we’ve put together a picture of any dental concerns. We’ll go over any questions you may have and make sure you’re comfortable with the options we offer.
Dr Dennis Cochran
Dr. Dennis strives to maintain a pleasant, relaxed, professional, and comfortable setting which we know you’ll appreciate.
Call Margot today; she will schedule your appointment with Dr Dennis to create for you a nice dental bridge for a healthy and attractive smile!
Call Margot to schedule: 928-239-5674