Missing one or more teeth? A dental bridge may be the right solution for you. Call our offices today to schedule a consultation!
Dental bridges use the surrounding teeth, also called abutments, to hold a false replacement tooth (pontic) in place. A pontic is similar to a crown but has no root. It’s possible that your surrounding, healthy teeth may need crowns to make them strong enough to support your replacement tooth.
How do I know if bridges are the right treatment for my teeth?
Call to schedule an appointment to discuss the best way to approach your dental bridges. The doctor will discuss your needs and determine the best course of treatment, taking into consideration:
- The location of your missing teeth.
- How many teeth you are missing.
- How strong your surrounding teeth (abutments) are.
- The overall health of your gums.
- The strength, size, and length of the root for each tooth involved.
Dental bridge fitting is a specialized skill and requires a specific formula for success. We are experts in understanding the structure of your teeth and how best to implement your new bridgework.
Once we have a clear picture of your needs, we’ll recommend the appropriate procedure to bring you back to your perfect smile.
What is the process of getting bridges?
Getting a dental bridge generally requires two appointments. During the first, we’ll make 3D images of your mouth that will allow our in-house lab to create a bridge that will be a perfect fit. In the meantime, we’ll outfit you with a temporary bridge to tide you over until your second appointment.
At the second appointment, we’ll adjust the fit of your permanent bridge as necessary, ensuring a snug and perfect fit, then cement it permanently into place. We’ll use anesthesia to minimize any discomfort you may feel.
We’re on call for you during your adjustment period, ready to answer any questions you may have. We’ll review with you how to care for your bridgework, making sure that they’ll last a long time, getting you on a treatment schedule with follow-up visits.
Call us today to schedule your consultation!