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Getting a Dental Bridge
A great option when you have lost a tooth.
A dental bridge is an oral device used to fill the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, and is available as a permanently attached (fixed bridge) or a removable one.
At Winter Garden Smiles, we help you restore your dental health and appearance with custom tooth restoration options. Missing teeth should never be ignored because they work for many important daily functions, including eating, speaking, and maintaining proper tooth alignment.
Dental bridges restore missing teeth due to:
Tooth loss happens for many reasons, and we’re here to help.
Why Do I Need a Bridge?
Explore if you are a candidate.
Our teeth are designed to work together, and gaps from missing teeth cause stress on other parts of the mouth. This can lead to potential issues such as gum disease and speech disorders. Additionally, tooth loss affects our appearance, with the loss of back teeth causing the mouth to sink and look older. A dental bridge restores both function and appearance.
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What to expect from your dental bridge appointment.
- How is a bridge attached?
The attachment procedure usually requires two or three visits to complete. At the first appointment, Dr. Gil… Click to learn more about Dr. Gil … prepares the teeth on either side of the gap by removing some enamel and dentin.
Since the dental bridge must be custom-made to ensure a correct bite and match the existing teeth, impressions are taken and sent to a lab for bridge construction.
Once ready, the fixed bridge is cemented onto the natural teeth surrounding the gap. Crowns… Click to learn more about Crowns …, which are cemented onto the natural teeth, provide support for the bridge with the new artificial tooth or teeth.
- What materials are used?Dental bridges are constructed from multiple materials, including gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metals for extra durability.
- How do I take care of my bridge?To take care of your bridge, a strict regimen of brushing and flossing keeps the device and surrounding teeth clean. This is also very important for keeping your natural teeth and gums healthy, as the bridge relies on neighboring teeth for support.