What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is meant to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. The procedure to place a bridge is easy and requires no incisions or surgery. Bridges are made to mimic the look of real teeth, so they are a natural choice for those wanting to fill in their smile. Bridges can easily last for decades before replacement may be needed.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
You might require a bridge if you are missing teeth. The bridge procedure is often a viable alternative to implants. If you are unable to sit for implants, a bridge can be placed over the area. Bridges help to restore the beauty of your smile as well as its functionality.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bridges?
Most people who need a bridge can and should consider having the procedure done. We will examine your teeth to determine if a bridge is necessary. If the bridge is needed, it is best to have it placed as soon as possible. This prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Bridges can even be helpful when it comes to restoring the mouth and improving the way you’re able to chew and eat.
What happens during the Dental Bridge process?
The bridge procedure begins with a local anesthetic that is used to numb the area. The two surrounding teeth are filed down to make room for the bridge itself. Impressions are taken and used to make the actual bridge. The second visit is needed to place the permanent bridge. We adjust the fit and feel of the bridge so that it is as comfortable as possible. You can expect your new bridge to last for many years without requiring any type of special care or treatment. The process to place a bridge is simple and typically done in just two appointments.
If you think you might benefit from a dental bridge, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible for an appointment.