How Dental Bridges Are Made and How They Work

Dental BridgesOur dental bridges are a great replacement option to consider for missing teeth. Dental bridges fill in the gaps that your missing teeth have created with durable, attractive, and strong prosthetic teeth. Your dental bridge will stay securely in place, giving you the ability to eat and speak without any problems. They are made in one to two weeks, and we can provide you with your quality replacement teeth in no time. 

What Dental Bridges Are

Our dental bridges, sometimes referred to as a fixed removable dentures, are created to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. In most cases, the false tooth of a bridge is supported by crowns that cover nearby natural teeth that are still intact or quality dental implants. These crowns hold your bridge in place between your other teeth. If you have natural teeth, we may have to remove a small amount of enamel in order to fit crowns over your teeth in a discreet manner. The crowns we place over the teeth will protect then from decay.

How Long It Takes to Make and Place Dental Bridges

In most cases, it will take two visits to prepare your teeth and place your dental bridge. On your first visit, we will prepare the teeth that will hold your bridge in place. This will require some minimal contouring. We will then cover them with crowns and provide you with a temporary bridge to wear until your personalized bridge is created. We will also take an impression of your gums and teeth for the lab to use to create a dental bridge specifically for your dental structure.

When your dental bridge is completed, you will return for a fitting and cementing if necessary. At this appointment, you will try on your dental bridge, and we will ensure it fits properly and allows you to speak and eat uninhibitedly. If your bridge is a success, we can cement it into place for a more permanent replacement.

How Long Dental Bridges Last

Dental bridges normally last from five to ten years on average. The most common reasons they fail is because of improper oral hygiene or rough care. Make sure you continue brushing and flossing twice a day at least. Be very detailed with your brushing on the teeth that hold your dental bridges in place and the teeth near those. These teeth are often the ones that become decayed and that we have to restore or replace. With proper care and avoidance of overly hard or sticky foods, dental bridges can last much longer.

When you receive your dental bridge, it will take a few days for you to get used to speaking and eating with a new tooth in place. With consistent practice, these limitations will quickly subside, and you will have a fully functioning dental structure that also provides aesthetic value to your appearance.

Our dental bridges are an attractive, tooth-colored, and natural-looking dental replacement option that will allow you to use your teeth to their fullest ability once again.

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