Dental Bridge

A fixed restoration made of multiple units of dental crowns to bridge a gap.

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Here's how it works.

1

Preparation of teeth

The teeth adjacent to the empty space are scaled down to accommodate the dental bridge

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Placement of bridge

The dental bridge is fabricated and securely attached to the prepared teeth. The dental bridge fills in the space left by missing teeth, improving your smile, chewing ability, and overall oral health.

How do dental bridges help?

Dental bridges are a suitable option for patients with specific tooth loss situations. Your dentist can guide you on whether a dental bridge is the best solution for your individual needs, taking into account factors such as your oral health, budget, and long-term goals.

  • Restored appearance

    Dental bridges can effectively fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking restoration.

  • Improved chewing and speaking ability

    Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew certain foods and may affect your ability to speak clearly. Dental bridges restore the function of your teeth, allowing you to eat a wider variety of foods and speak with confidence.

  • Maintained facial structure

    When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth can shift and cause changes in the shape of your face. Dental bridges help maintain the proper alignment of your teeth, which in turn helps preserve your facial structure and prevent sagging or sunken cheeks.

  • Distribution of bite forces

    When you have missing teeth, the remaining teeth may be subjected to uneven pressure during biting and chewing. This can lead to excessive wear and tear on those teeth. Dental bridges distribute the bite forces evenly across the bridge and adjacent teeth, reducing the risk of damage to the remaining natural teeth.

  • Preventing tooth migration

    Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the neighboring teeth to shift or tilt into the empty space. This can result in misalignment and bite problems. Dental bridges fill these gaps, preventing tooth migration and maintaining the proper alignment of your teeth.

  • Quick and non-invasive procedure

    Compared to other tooth replacement options like dental implants, dental bridges typically require less time and are less invasive. The process of getting dental bridges usually involves minimal discomfort and can be completed within a few visits to the dentist.

  • Cost-effective solution

    Dental bridges are generally more affordable than dental implants, making them a cost-effective option for replacing missing teeth. Additionally, many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of dental bridges, making them more accessible to patients.

frequently asked questions

Questions? Answers.

  • Are there different types of dental bridges?

    Yes, dental bridges come in different materials ranging from all metal to all white porcelain, each best suited for different purposes. Our dentist will advise you on the best option to suit your specific situation.

  • Is getting a dental bridge painful?

    The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you should not feel pain during the process. Afterward, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, but this is usually manageable.

  • How long does a dental bridge last?

    Dental bridges can last for many years, with proper care and regular check-ups. However, their longevity depends on factors like oral hygiene, diet, and general dental health.

  • How do I care for my dental bridge?

    Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, including around the bridge area. Avoid chewing on hard objects and follow your dentist’s advice for routine check-ups and cleanings.

  • Can I eat normally with a dental bridge?

    Yes, after a brief adjustment period, you should be able to eat a wide variety of foods. However, it’s a good idea to avoid very hard foods that could damage the bridge.

  • Is a dental bridge a better option than dental implants?

    The choice between a dental bridge and dental implants depends on your specific oral health and preferences. Both are permanent solutions which feel and look natural. Implants may require a minor surgery, while bridges require your own teeth to be scaled down to accommodate the bridge. Your dentist can help you decide which option is best for you.

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