Dental bridges are a popular solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function and appearance of a person’s smile. A dental bridge is a custom-made device that is anchored in place using the surrounding teeth or dental implants. The bridge is designed to fill the gap left by a missing tooth and restore the bite, chewing, and speaking ability.
There are several types of dental bridges available, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges. Each type of bridge has its own unique benefits and uses, and the right option for you will depend on your specific needs and goals.
One of the benefits of dental bridges is that they can be customized to match the color of your natural teeth, making them blend in seamlessly with your smile. Bridges are also made of strong and durable materials, such as porcelain or ceramics, and are designed to last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Another advantage of dental bridges is that they can help prevent further dental problems by stabilizing the surrounding teeth and restoring proper bite and chewing patterns. This can help preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and prevent additional tooth loss or decay.
The dental bridge placement process typically takes two to three appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the surrounding teeth for the bridge and take impressions to create a custom-fit bridge. At the second appointment, the bridge will be fitted and adjusted for proper bite and comfort.
If you are missing one or more teeth, make an appointment with a Inspire Dental Wellness to determine if a dental bridge is the right option for you.