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Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is used when a missing tooth must be replaced, since missing a tooth can cause a variety of problems and affect the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can result in a change in bite, shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), speech impediments, an increased risk of periodontal disease, and an increased risk of tooth decay.

A dental bridge is a permanent partial denture, much like a dental implant, that is used to replace missing teeth. There are a variety of fixed dental bridges, including:

  •     Conventional fixed bridges
  •     Cantilever bridges
  •     Resin-bonded bridges

Conventional and cantilever bridges require shaping of the teeth that surround the missing tooth. A dental crown is then placed on shaped teeth and an artificial tooth is connected to them for support. This is known as a pontic.
 

Dental Bridge in Boynton Beach, FL 

The materials commonly used in bridges are; a combination of porcelain and metal, a combination of porcelain and gold, and a high-strength, metal-free materials like  zirconia. After taking x-rays and an impression of the focused area, your Boynton Beach dentist will create the ideal bridge for each patient's situation; creating a natural looking smile with a realistic tooth-like bridge, matching the original teeth in both shape and shade.

Dental Bridge Procedure


Dental bridges are usually performed in two visits; during the first visit the patient's teeth are examined. Once it is determined that they will receive a dental bridge, a local anesthetic will be given in order to prepare the teeth that will support the dental bridge. After preparation of the teeth is complete, a mold is taken of them in order to design a dental bridge that has a natural and secure fit. Without a secure fit the teeth under the bridge supports can suffer from decay because they are nearly impossible to clean with the bridge in place. Until the permanent bridge is completed, your dentist will fit you with a temporary dental bridge so the teeth and gums can be protected from damage.

Dental Bridge in Coral Springs, FL

To complete the dental bridge procedure, you must return to the dental office for a second visit to have the bridge fitted and cemented in place. After the dental bridge is correctly fitted and the bite is perfect, the dentist will take further impressions to ensure that the bite is natural and does not cause any pain or discomfort during your bite. Your dentist will also ensure that the shade is the same as your natural teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile that will boost your confidence and make you feel better about smile.

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