If you have missing teeth, it can not only affect your self-esteem, but also impact your ability to speak and chew properly. Fortunately, dental bridges offer a reliable and effective solution to restore your smile and functionality. Our team at 57 Dental & Implant Centre, is here to provide you with comprehensive dental bridge treatments tailored to your unique needs.
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are called bridges because they “bridge” the gap created by missing teeth. A dental bridge is typically made up of two or more dental crowns on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (pontic) in between.
There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Traditional bridges are the most common type and are made of porcelain or ceramic. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the gap. Maryland bridges are a conservative alternative to traditional bridges and are bonded to the backs of adjacent teeth.
The process of getting a dental bridge typically requires two or more visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) for the dental crowns that will hold the bridge in place. This involves removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the crowns.
Next, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create the bridge and the dental crowns. A temporary bridge will be placed to protect your teeth while the permanent bridge is being made.
On your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the permanent bridge will be cemented into place. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.
There are several benefits to getting a dental bridge, including:
Proper care and maintenance are essential to prolong the lifespan of your dental bridge. Here are some important tips:
By following these simple guidelines and maintaining regular dental care, your dental bridge can provide you with a beautiful smile and functional bite for many years to come.
At 57 Dental & Implant Centre, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care. We understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile and offer a range of services to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of dental professionals will work with you to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for your missing teeth. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure that your dental bridge is custom-fit and looks and feels natural.
If you’re looking for a reliable and effective solution for your missing teeth, look no further than 57 Dental & Implant Centre. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.
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No, getting a dental bridge is not painful. The dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the area before preparing the abutment teeth.
With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for many years. They may need to be replaced eventually due to wear and tear or damage, but this can take many years.
Not everyone is a good candidate for a dental bridge. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you.
The cost of a dental bridge can vary depending on the type of bridge and the materials used. Your dentist can provide you with an estimate of the cost based on your individual needs.
The process of getting a dental bridge typically requires two or more visits to the dentist. The length of time it takes to complete the process can vary depending on your individual needs.