What are Dental Bridges?
A bridge is a type of dental restoration that can be used to replace a tooth within the mouth. Whether the tooth fell out or was extracted, bridges work by anchoring onto surrounding teeth to replace what is missing. Not only does this help to improve the look of your smile and your confidence, but it can be helpful in improving oral functioning as well. Most bridge work can last for years or even several decades before replacement is required.
Why would a Dental Bridge be needed?
We typically recommend a dental bridge to patients who are missing one or more of their teeth. If you are not a good candidate for a dental implant, a bridge is the next best go-to alternative for your dental health. Dental bridges can boost your confidence by filling in gaps in your smile. They make it easier to eat and chew your favorite foods, as well as preventing surrounding teeth from shifting.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bridges?
Dr. Ju will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if or when you may need a bridge. Most adults who are missing a tooth are good candidates for dental bridge work. The reason for this is because there is no surgery or recovery time required. If you aren’t a candidate for implants, we’ll often recommend a bridge to replace the missing tooth.
What happens during a Dental Bridge procedure?
A local anesthetic is administered to improve your comfort during the procedure. We will file down the two surrounding teeth. This will help to make room for the new bridge work. Impressions are taken of the area and used to craft a brand new custom bridge. You will come in for a second appointment so that we can place the permanent bridge. Any adjustments are made at this visit to improve the feel and bite of the restoration. Most patients will experience years or even decades of a beautiful, full smile.
If you are interested in learning more about a dental bridge, call us now, and we can get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment. We offer extended business hours as well as quality customer service for the entire family.