Learn More About A Dental Bridge From Your Dentist in Bradenton
An excellent way to replace one or more missing teeth, bridges restore function and confidence to a patient’s smile and prevent a variety of future dental issues that can arise when missing teeth are not replaced.
What types of bridges are available?
There a number of bridge variations available to patients, and our dentist will recommend the option that will best suit your needs after a thorough assessment is completed.
Traditional bridges are commonly used for many patients and are made of porcelain that’s fused to metal. This option closely resembles the appearance of your natural teeth and consists of two crowns that cap teeth on either side of the gap, plus one or more artificial teeth that fill the gap(s).
What’s involved with having a dental bridge placed?
Generally, a dental bridge procedure requires two visits to our office. The first involves the preparing of the two anchoring teeth for crown placement, followed by a very precise mold being made and sent to our laboratory professionals who will craft the bridge.
During the second visit, we’ll ensure that your completed bridge fits your needs and will make any adjustments, as required. While it’s likely that you will have your bridge permanently cemented in place during this appointment, in some situations, patients will have their bridge temporarily cemented, which allows teeth and surrounding gum tissue time to adjust to the bridge.
How do you care for a dental bridge and how long do they typically last?
As with your natural teeth, dental bridges should be flossed once and brushed twice daily, and undergo regular examinations by our team. When taken care of diligently, they can last for many years!
Do you have questions about dental bridges and whether one might be right for you? Call us today!
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- Fill the space a missing tooth (or teeth) leaves behind
- Maintain facial shape and volume
- Prevent the shifting of nearby teeth
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Increase your confidence!