Dental Bridges Can Help Restore & Strengthen Your Smile
A dental restoration that fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth, dental bridges help improve the appearance of your smile while offering various benefits to your overall oral health. If you’re interested in learning if a dental bridge might be right for your smile, call Winter Springs Family Dental in Winter Springs today!
What is a dental bridge and how is it placed?
Dental bridges consist of two dental crowns on either side of a prosthetic tooth to fill in gaps left by one or more missing teeth. The bridge is custom-made from durable materials like porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of both, and anchors firmly in place with the help of natural teeth or implants.
Patients who are interested in dental bridges must first undergo an evaluation to ensure that they are good candidates for the procedure. If a patient is confirmed to be a viable candidate and would like to move forward with treatment, our dentist will take impressions and X-rays of the patient’s mouth to create a custom bridge that complements the size, shape, and color of the patient’s surrounding teeth. Once the bridge is ready, the patient will return to our office to have the bridge placed. At this point, our dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by removing a portion of the enamel to make room for crowns that will anchor the bridge in place.
What oral health benefits does a dental bridge offer?
Dental bridges are an excellent option when replacing missing teeth as they offer several benefits to patients. By providing support to surrounding teeth and preventing them from shifting and becoming misaligned, dental bridges help maintain the natural alignment of teeth. Additionally, they are beneficial for restoring chewing ability and speech clarity, and they can be custom-made to match your existing teeth in size, shape, and color.
Who is an ideal candidate for dental bridges?
To be considered a candidate for a dental bridge, you must have healthy gums and strong abutment teeth to anchor the bridge in place.
If you’re considering a dental bridge for your smile or have questions about this restorative procedure, call our friendly Winter Springs Family Dental team today!
Contact Winter Springs Family Dental About Dental Bridges Today
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Restore your full chewing ability
- Enhance your speech clarity
- Prevent shifting in teeth that surround an extraction site
- Boost your smiling & speaking confidence!