Dental Bridges

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A dental bridge is a prosthetic dental device that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge typically consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation: The dentist will examine the patient’s mouth and determine if a bridge is the best option for replacing the missing teeth.
  2. Preparation: The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared for dental crowns, which will serve as the anchors for the bridge. The dentist will remove a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the crowns.
  3. Impression: An impression is taken of the prepared teeth and the gap, which is used to create a custom-fitted bridge.
  4. Temporary bridge: While the permanent bridge is being fabricated, a temporary bridge may be placed to protect the teeth and gums.
  5. Fitting: Once the permanent bridge is ready, the dentist will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and natural-looking fit.
  6. Bonding: The bridge is bonded in place using dental cement, which holds the crowns and pontics securely in place.

Dental bridges can improve the appearance and function of a patient’s smile by filling in gaps caused by missing teeth. They can also help prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place and causing further oral health problems.

With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental bridges can last for many years. However, they may need to be replaced or repaired over time due to wear and tear or other factors.

Overall, dental bridges are a common and effective solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function and appearance of the smile.

If you would like to know your options with regards to missing teeth, please do not hesitate to contact us today to book in.

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