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Get Back Your Smile With A Dental Bridge!

November 10, 2020

A missing tooth is a serious matter, isn’t it? A Dental Bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Bridges are generally made up of porcelain, gold, alloys or a mixture of these materials. This process comes under Restorative Dentistry. The bridges resemble the form of your natural teeth.

Types of Dental Bridges:

There are four main types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional
  • Cantilever
  • Maryland
  • Implant-Supported

Your dentist will advise you which kind of bridge is most suitable for you.

How Does a Bridge Help you?

When you have a missing tooth or teeth, it might affect your life in several ways. A dental bridge can correct these things as follows:

  • Regaining your ability to chew properly.
  • Reviving your smile.
  • Restoring your speech.
  • Protecting your remaining teeth from moving.
  • Preserving the shape of your face.

How will your visit with Dr. Bonati Look?

Here is how the doctor and his experienced team will help you with your treatment of a Dental Bridge In Wheat Ridge

  • First, in order to prepare a dental bridge, your dentist will examine 2 healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Secondly, the dentist will take a model of your tooth or teeth to make your bridge.
  • Next, you would be provided with a temporary bridge until your permanent bridge gets ready. The temporary bridge is taken out only when your permanent bridge has been prepared and returned from the lab.
  • Lastly, the permanent bridge is positioned in your mouth and is cemented to the neighbouring healthy teeth.

Another way your specialist can bridge your tooth/teeth is with a dental implant which is surgically positioned in your jaw.

How to maintain your Bridges?

Dental bridges can last five to 15 years and even longer if they are taken care properly. Some reasons a dental bridge may fail would be decay of the other natural teeth which are sitting next to them or failure of the cement. If you practice proper oral habits like brushing twice a day, flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and maintaining your regular dental check-ups, then you can preserve a dental bridge for a long time.