If you have missing teeth, we have the solution to bridge the gap with artificial teeth with our expert dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry. A dental bridge treatment can be used on one or more missing teeth, including the top or the bottom set. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on the side of the gap with one or more false teeth in between.
Teeth work in conjunction with each other in order to function properly for your use. If your tooth is missing, the teeth close to it will slowly move into the space. If the teeth in your jaw move around it can cause pain, extra stress on your teeth and jaw, bite problems, chewing difficulties, and lack of confidence in your smile.
Do I Need A Dental Bridge?
If you have lost one tooth or more from tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury, a dental bridge may be the solution your smile needs. You may have a missing tooth due to a congenital condition. Dental bridges are the best treatment for anyone with a missing tooth or teeth, as long as there are healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones.
What Are The Alternatives To Dental Bridges?
Some people chose partial dentures instead of dental bridges. These are removable false teeth that can be taken out and cleaned. Sometimes, your dentist will recommend a dental implant instead of a bridge. An implant will be surgically placed inside your jaw. For this procedure, a dental lab will create new teeth based on a model of your teeth made by your dentist. A surgeon will place the new teeth into your jawbone and over time the addition will integrate with your jawbone. The most important part of dental implants is that they do not need to be anchored by other teeth. Your dentist will choose the best option for you based on these factors.
What Kind Of Dental Bridges Are There?
A traditional fixed dental bridge is the most common kind of dental bridge. This kind of bridge consists of two caps called crowns that are connected by a false tooth called a pontic, this forms a bridge. The crowns that cover your teeth are very important because they keep the bridge in place. Traditional bridges are made of porcelain, metal, or porcelain fused to metal cemented into place. A cantilever bridge is used when people only have teeth on one side of the gap. A resin bonded bridge is used when treating missing front teeth. An implant supported bridge is the same as a traditional bridge but held in place by implants.
What Is The Procedure?
During your first appointment, your dentist will reshape your abutment teeth. These are the teeth that will be covered by a cap, enamel will be removed so that there is enough room for the cap to be placed sturdily. Afterward, your dentist will take an impression or digital scan of your teeth that will be sent to a dental lab where bridges are made. You will be sent off with a temporary bridge to wait for your custom one to arrive. During your next visit, your dentist will finally be able to cement your bridge into place. If you are looking to invest in your smile, allow our dentists at Rush Creek Dentistry to fill the gaps with a dental bridge. Consult with our experienced dental professionals and find a treatment plan that works for you now by dialing 682-277-0535.