Dental bridges correct your smile’s appearance and functionality by functioning as a replacement for missing teeth. Dental bridges are similar to dental implants and dentures, but may be used to replace fewer teeth. A tooth bridge can be installed without affecting the surrounding teeth and gum tissue, though some types of dental bridges require tooth caps on the teeth surrounding the missing natural tooth.
Teeth bridges may be used to solve issues resulting from missing teeth:
Dental bridges are permanent. They are bonded to your teeth, and with proper hygiene can last many years. Dental implants bridges come in several forms: conventional, cantilever and resin-bonded. Conventional and cantilever tooth bridges require crowning of the surrounding teeth that will support the dental bridge. The crowns attach to the false tooth that will replace your damaged natural tooth. Resin-bonded dental bridges do not require dental crowns. Often they replace missing front teeth with healthy gums and few dental fillings.
After a consultation appointment at Masci & Hale determines that dental bridges are the right solution to your oral health problem, you will choose your tooth bridge material. Material choices depend on where the dental implant bridge will be placed and on such factors as whether you grind your teeth or have extensive damage elsewhere in your mouth.
After your gum health has been deemed satisfactory, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth to make a proper fit for your tooth bridge. A temporary dental bridge will be fixed to your mouth while the permanent one is being made. Once it arrives in the office, our dentists will expertly place it for an optimum fit. After you have your dental implant bridge in place, you will need to take proper care of your mouth and make sure the device remains hygienic.
If you believe that a dental bridge may solve your oral woes, give the team at Masci & Hale a call. We will be happy to schedule a consultation and determine an effective treatment plan. Phone our office at 1-800-519-2512 today to receive dental services from caring professionals.
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