What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge typically consists of two abutment teeth, which are attached to the natural surrounding teeth, and an inner pontic, which is a false tooth that sits on the top of the gums. Bridges are made to look like your natural teeth, so no one will know they’re a part of your smile. With proper care and routine dental checkups, your bridge can last for years and even decades.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
A dental bridge is often needed if one or more teeth are missing. These teeth might have fallen out on their own or been extracted. Bridges are ideal for patients who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have implants placed. With the help of an exam, we can determine if you’ll need to have a bridge placed.
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What makes you a good candidate for Dental Bridges?
The dental bridge procedure requires nothing more than local anesthetic. The procedure normally involves two appointments, with the first being needed to prepare the surrounding teeth to hold the bridge. Bridges are made in local dental labs where the restoration is matched perfectly to your smile. A dental exam will help us determine if you will need to have a bridge put into place or if other treatment options are more suitable.
What can be expected during the procedure for a Dental Bridge?
Dental bonding is considered a cosmetic procedure because it aims to improve minor flaws and imperfects at the front of your smile. With an examination, we can determine if bonding is right for you. Some common issues that bonding will help with include:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Discoloration and staining