Bridges

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restoration that helps to replace one or more missing natural teeth. The bridge attaches permanently to surrounding teeth, so it won't need to be removed and cleaned like a prosthetic appliance. Bridgework is specifically made for each patient, providing a natural and realistic appearance. Most fixed bridges can last for many years before they'll need to be replaced completely.

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Why would a Dental Bridge be needed?

The most common reason for needing a bridge is because you're missing a tooth. You might want to avoid having surgery done to place an implant or you're not a good candidate for implant surgery. Bridgework helps to restore the fullness of your smile while improving functionality. Because of your bridge, your surrounding teeth are less likely to become crooked and crowded.

Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?

We can examine your teeth to determine if a fixed bridge is right for you. In order for the bridge to fit properly and securely, it'll need to be placed over two surrounding teeth. In general, the larger the bridge, the less secure it will be. We may recommend implants to hold a bridge if we feel it wouldn't be secure enough on its own.

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What happens during the Dental Bridge Procedure?

The procedure begins with a local anesthetic to numb one area of the mouth. We then shape and prepare the surrounding teeth to make room for the new fixed bridge. Digital impressions are then taken and will be used to create the final bridge. In some cases, you may be able to have the final bridge completed in one visit, but most often you'll go home with a temporary bridge in place and will need to come back for a second appointment to deliver the final. The temporary bridge is removed and the final is placed securely using a dental-grade adhesive. We polish and adjust the new bridge and provide you with instructions on how to brush and floss around it.

If you think you might benefit from a dental bridge, call our office today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.

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