Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in your ability to speak and chew as well as the proper alignment of other teeth. While tooth loss can happen at any age, it is recommended that they be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth and oral health. Fortunately, there are several options to treat tooth loss.

Dental Bridge for Tooth Loss

A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth. It works by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges can either be permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable.

Fixed bridges are applied in one of two ways. Either they are applied to crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. On the other hand, removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.

Missing one or more teeth not only affects your appearance but your dental health, as well. Your teeth work together to complete daily functions such as eating and speaking. With missing teeth, however, it’s much more difficult to do these things. The good news is that missing teeth can be replaced. With fixed bridges, you can restore your dental health and appearance.

What is a bridge or fixed partial denture?

A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a device which fills the gap where teeth are missing. As they are bonded into place, fixed bridges can only be removed by a dental professional. Removable bridges, on the other hand, can be taken out and cleaned. Another difference is that fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.

Why would I need a bridge?

The function of your teeth as well as their appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. What’s more, a bridge helps support your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth can cause your mouth to have a sunken look, making you look older.

The most important reason for a bridge is to help maintain your oral health. Teeth are designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses that are placed on the gums and other oral tissues due to missing teeth can cause a number of potentially harmful dental disorders. The increased risk of gum disease is one of the worst results of missing teeth, but it can be minimized with a bridge.

Another reason for a bridge is that missing teeth can cause speech problems. Teeth play a part in making many of the sounds we use to speak clearly.

How is a bridge attached?

The attachment procedure of a dental bridge usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At your first appointment Dr. Klasinski, will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. This includes removing a portion of the enamel and dentin.

The bridge must be fabricated to precisely match your mouth to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth. Impressions of the teeth are then taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed.

Fixed bridges are usually cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A pontic, also known as a false tooth, replaces the lost tooth. Crowns are cemented onto the natural teeth to provide support for the bridge, as well.

What materials are used?

Bridges can be constructed from several types of material. They include gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. If porcelain is used it is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.

How To Care For Your Bridge

It is very important to brush and floss the teeth surrounding the bridge to keep them as well as the bridge clean. Since the bridge relies on the neighboring teeth for support, it’s crucial to maintain proper dental hygiene.

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Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

Why Our Membership Plan Might Be Right For You

No dental insurance? Children and adults can still receive the same great dental care with our membership plan.

  • Yearly membership plan to cover routine cleanings and exams and even emergency visits
  • Save money and receive the dental care you deserve
  • Payment options available

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