Dental bridges are meant to bridge the gap resulting from missing teeth. A dental bridge is usually made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. Another element of the dental bridge is a false tooth or multiple teeth in between the two dental crowns.
Some of the benefits of dental bridges:
- Improve the smile
- Maintain the shape of face around jaw
- Improve ability to speak
- Improve ability to properly chew
- Properly distribute bite force
- Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
Dental bridges procedure:
Once the teeth have been evaluated and the need for a dental bridge established, a dentist will prepare the teeth required to support the bridge. Additional restorative dentistry procedures may be required if the supporting teeth are decayed or broken.
Next, an impression of your teeth is created with a putty-like material. The bridge will be fabricated based on this model by a lab technician so that it fits the prepared teeth precisely.
While the dental bridge is being fabricated, the dental care professional may fit the mouth with a temporary bridge so that the gums are protected until permanent bridge is installed.
Dental bridges can range in costs based on several factors. Bridges and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can last for many years if proper dental hygiene is exercised.
Stuart Dental & Health Spa is Florida’s premier practice for exceptional Florida dental services, including dental implants, dental bonding, dental crowns, opalescence whitening, and other Stuart cosmetic dentistry procedures with a focus on your health and well-being.
Contact Dr. Medwid at Stuart Dental Health Spa to schedule an appointment.