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An Introduction To Dental Bridges

By: | Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | Dental Bridges

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

open mouthFind out more about dental bridges and learn how they can preserve your smile and protect your mouth.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a device that us used to correct the gap between missing teeth. It is a dental prosthetic that consists of two crowns—one crown is anchored to each side of the gap. In between these crowns, a false tooth is placed in the gap. If it is a large gap multiple false teeth may be used.

Why are dental bridges important?

There are a few benefits of using dental bridges. Some of these benefits include:

What are your options?

In most cases, Dr. Price uses a fixed bridge. This type of bridge is one of the most common types used. It is partially cemented into place unlike partial dentures that can be removed. This makes the bridge stronger and longer lasting.

Patients can choose between porcelain, alloyed metals, and gold when getting a dental bridge. Most patients make a decision based on their aesthetic preferences and their budget.

What is the procedure like?

Having dental bridges installed requires two visits. During the first visit an impression will be made of your teeth and this impression will be used to create the bridge. You’ll be given a temporary bridge while you wait for the permanent one to be finished. Once the permanent bridge is ready, you’ll come in for a second visit. The bridge will be installed during the second visit and adjusted for comfort. In some cases, patients come in for follow up visits to monitor the condition of the bridge.

If you’d like to learn more about dental bridges, schedule an appointment with Dr. Price.



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