What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that can help to replace missing teeth within the mouth. Bridges are often placed when a patient is not a good candidate for a dental implant. Most bridge work is able to last for many decades without needing to be replaced. Bridges can be customized to each individual patient’s needs while looking completely natural.
Why would a Dental Bridge be needed?
A dental bridge is often needed when you are missing one or multiple teeth within the mouth. They are customized for each patient so that they are able to replace single missing teeth as well as multiple missing teeth with one simple restoration. Not only are fixed bridges a cosmetic option for your smile, but they can be incredibly beneficial to overall oral functionality. Bridges can boost your confidence as well as improving the way you are able to eat and chew your favorite foods.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges do not require any type of surgical procedure in order to place. Because of this, they are often a viable alternative for patients who are not necessarily good candidates for dental implants. Dr. Ally will be able to examine your teeth and mouth to determine if a bridge is right for you. Bridges should be placed as soon as possible to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?
The dental bridge procedure will typically start with a local anesthetic administered to the area where the restoration will be placed. Dr. Ally will then file down the surrounding teeth that will hold onto the bridge. Once this work is done, impressions are taken and will be used to create the permanent dental bridge that will be placed within the mouth. You will then come in for a second visit so that the permanent bridge is able to be placed. Any adjustments that are needed will be done at the second appointment, since this is helpful in ensuring that the bridge is comfortable when biting down. You can expect your brand new dental bridge to last for many years or even several decades without requiring any type of special care or treatment.
If you need a new dental bridge, call us right away to schedule an appointment with one of our helpful staff members.