What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a restorative option that is used to replace areas of missing dentition in the mouth. The bridge is made out of porcelain so that it looks and feels completely natural. The bridge itself is attached to the two surrounding teeth so that stays strong and secure in the mouth. Your bridge can easily last for decades without any special care or treatment.
Why are Dental Bridges needed?
The reason you may want a porcelain bridge is because you’re looking for a surgery-free alternative to dental implants. The bridge itself is customized to your mouth so that it blends in flawlessly. Because the porcelain is durable, your new bridge will last for many years before it’s recommended that it be replaced. Not only are dental bridges helpful in improving the look of your smile, but they are useful at improving oral functioning as well.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?
To determine if you might need a porcelain bridge, we’ll have you come in for a dental exam and consultation. Bridges are often suitable options for patients who cannot have dental implant surgery or who already have an implant that requires a restoration. If you need a bridge, we’ll recommend having it placed sooner rather than later to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting their position in the mouth. Bridge work is fixed in the mouth, and not removable like other appliances.
What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?
The procedure typically begins with a local anesthetic that numbs the area. The two surrounding teeth will be filed down to make room for the restoration itself. We then take impressions, or molds, of your teeth and use these to make a new porcelain bridge. You will come into our office for a second appointment to have the permanent bridge put into place. Small adjustments are made to the bridge so that it fits and feels as comfortably as possible. You will then be ready to leave the office with your brand new, flawless smile.
If you’re interested in porcelain bridges, call our office today and our staff members can further assist you.