What are Dental Bridges?
Bridge work is ideal for patients who are missing one or more of their teeth. Bridges are made of realistic-looking materials that are durable and long-lasting. Most bridges can last for decades without showing signs of wear. A bridge is helpful when it comes to filling in a smile while improving overall oral functioning.
Why would Dental Bridges be needed?
The reason you may need a bridge is because you are missing a tooth. When a tooth is missing, you may be feeling badly about your appearance and your surrounding teeth may begin to shift. One of the best ways to replace the missing tooth is with a dental bridge. Bridges are ideal for patients who aren’t good candidates for dental implants.
Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?
Dr. Bloom will examine your teeth to determine if you may need a bridge. Patients who cannot have a dental implant placed will find that bridges are the next best alternative. Bridges can help to improve your self-esteem as well as the way you are able to eat and chew. Bridges are easy to place and do not require any type of surgery.
How is a Dental Bridge placed?
First, Dr. Bloom will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. The two surrounding teeth are filed down to make room for the new bridge. Impressions are then taken to make your brand new bridge. The bridge is then placed at a second appointment and adjusted as needed. Most bridges can last for decades without showing signs of damage or wear. Bridge work is natural-looking and is made to mimic the look and feel of the rest of your smile. Most bridges are made to replace just one tooth at a time, but a larger bridge can be made to accommodate your smile.
If you think you may need a bridge, call our office today so that our staff members can get you in for an appointment. Our office offers minimal wait times to make your time with us more convenient.