General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Greenwich and Stamford Area, Riverside, CT
If you’re missing teeth, especially multiple teeth, you start experiencing changes in the way you speak and your ability to chew. But getting a dental bridge from Trusty Dental in Riverside, Connecticut, can resolve these issues. Since dental bridges are tooth-colored, they look entirely natural. Find out how a bridge can enhance your oral health by booking an exam online or by phone today.
What are the benefits of bridges?
Also known as a fixed partial denture, a dental bridge replaces one or more teeth with false teeth. As the name implies, dental bridges literally bridge gaps where you once had teeth.
Dental bridges are beneficial for a variety of reasons. Your dentist may recommend a bridge to:
- Prevent surrounding teeth from moving out of place
- Fill out your face and treat sunken cheeks
- Resolve speech issues due to missing teeth
- Help you bite and chew more efficiently
Having a bridge in place can also lower your risk of bone and gum tissue loss that commonly occurs after tooth loss.
What can I expect during a dental bridge treatment?
When you come in to Trusty Dental for your dental bridge evaluation, your dedicated dentist examines your teeth and gums and takes some in-office digital X-rays. Before prepping your teeth, your dentist takes a few impressions of the treatment area.
Once these steps are complete, your dentist can begin your bridge treatment. After thoroughly numbing your gums with a local anesthesia, your dentist carefully reshapes the teeth surrounding the gap. These teeth serve as anchors for your bridge.
The next step is taking additional impressions — you need a before and after set. This helps the dental lab strategically fabricate a bridge that fits in seamlessly with your normal bite.
It takes a few weeks for the lab to design your dental bridge. As soon as it’s ready, you come back to Trusty Dental to have your beautiful new bridge bonded into place.
Are dental bridges permanent?
Dental bridges from Trusty Dental are made from very durable materials like porcelain that can withstand the force of your bite. Your bridge can last anywhere from 5-15 years, and sometimes even longer.
To achieve optimal longevity with your bridge, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene techniques. Not only are brushing and flossing daily important, so are twice-a-year exams and cleanings from Trusty Dental.
If you’re missing teeth and are interested in a dental bridge, contact Trusty Dental for an evaluation. You can conveniently schedule through the website or over the phone.