What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges remain used to fill a gap between one or more missing teeth. When a dental bridge is made several artificial teeth become attached to your existing teeth. The existing teeth, called abutment teeth, anchor the false tooth or teeth into your mouth. Bridges are created from gold, alloys, porcelain or combinations of these materials. Most people prefer porcelain or other natural-looking types of artificial teeth for their bridges, to keep them looking like their healthy teeth.
What are the benefits of dental bridges?
The benefits of bridges include:
• Smile restoration.
• The ability to chew and talk appropriately.
• The shape of your face is maintained.
• Your bite remains healthy.
• Your natural teeth maintain their proper position.
When a dental bridge is made several artificial teeth become attached to your existing teeth. The existing teeth, called abutment teeth, anchor the false tooth or teeth into your mouth.
What types of dental bridges are available?
Two main types of dental bridges remain available. Traditional bridges use a crown or an implant on both sides of the missing teeth. In between these two crowns, the dentist places a pontic of artificial teeth. The new teeth in traditional bridges are usually made of ceramics or porcelain. Maryland bridges remain made of porcelain or plastic teeth and gums supported by a strong framework. These bridges have metal attachments on either side that attach to existing teeth.
What happens during the process of getting a dental bridge?
The process for getting a dental bridge takes at least two dentist visits. When the first visit occurs, your dentist prepares the abutment teeth for the bridge. A portion of the enamel of the abutment teeth is removed for the placement of a new crown. Then, a model of taken of your teeth to make the teeth in your bridge. A dental lab then makes the bridge.
Dr. Redfearn then places a temporary bridge for you to wear until your permanent bridge becomes available. During the next appointment, your newly made bridge becomes placed in your mouth and You deserve the best treatment from a highly trained expert. Please contact Dr. Redfearn’s office today to keep your smile looking its best.