If you have several teeth close together that are missing or that need to be extracted, then you might need a dental bridge.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is placed in your mouth to fill in gaps of missing teeth. It can be compared to dentures as it gives you a natural appearance and feeling instead of having teeth that are missing in your mouth. Most bridges are made of only a few teeth. The bridge can be removed and cleaned while also functioning like your natural teeth when you’re eating.
Why do you need a Dental Bridge?
If you have several teeth close together that are missing or that need to be extracted, then you might need a dental bridge. The piece can restore the natural function of your teeth, allowing you to eat normally and talk in a normal manner. A bridge can keep other teeth from shifting. The bite forces in your mouth can be evenly distributed once the bridge is placed, taking the pressure off of other teeth.
What makes you a good candidate for a Dental Bridge?
You would be a good candidate for a dental bridge if you have several teeth missing but your other teeth are healthy. Another factor in making you a good candidate would be that you are in good overall health and don’t have other issues with your teeth and gums. If you don’t have a significant budget, then this would be a good option to consider. A good candidate for a bridge is someone who understands how to remove the piece and provide the proper care for it whether it’s out of your mouth or in your mouth.
What happens during the procedure for a Dental Bridge?
Your gums are prepared to receive the abutment where the crown will be placed. Dr. Bright will take impressions of your teeth so that the crowns can be made. A temporary bridge is made until the permanent bridge is ready. When you go back for your next appointment, you’ll be fitted for your bridge. Adjustments are made before you leave the office. Dr. Bright will discuss the proper care of your bridge and what you need to do if it’s not fitting correctly once you get home.