Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you have a row of missing teeth? A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. The bridge connects to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth and is held in place with a permanent dental cement.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
There are many advantages to dental bridge treatment. Dental bridges:
- Prevent facial sagging
- Stop teeth from shifting and overcrowding
- Improve bite function
- Maintain the natural face shape
- Help improve speaking and eating function
Feel free to contact our office if you have one or more lost permanent teeth and require a restoration. We create dental restorations that blend in with the smile to create more functional, aesthetically pleasing smiles.
Traditional vs. Implant-Secured Dentures
A traditional dental bridge uses the support of adjacent natural teeth on either side of a missing tooth gap. We need to prepare the natural teeth on either side of the tooth gap for crowns. The crown-capped teeth hold a false tooth or teeth in place.
A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, and multiple implants can secure a dental bridge. While traditional dental bridges take less time than implant-supported bridges, implant bridges last longer because they support false teeth at the root. Dental implants support the gum tissue and jaw bone beneath the gums.
Before dental bridge treatment, we will take x-rays and thoroughly examine the smile. We will also ensure that patients have enough bone beneath their gums if they receive implant bridges. Then, we prepare teeth as needed to take dental impressions. We send these dental impressions to a dental lab that creates the bridge prosthetic.
If patients receive dental implants, we will surgically place the implant post in the jaw bone. Over three to six months, the implants fuse with the jaw bone to become a permanent part of the mouth. Once the implants or natural teeth are ready, we will attach the completed bridge prosthetic.
Restore Missing Teeth Today
Are you missing one or multiple permanent teeth? Contact Dr. Benedict for a dental bridge today. Call our office for dental bridge treatment today at 813-733-6981. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Benedict and her team on our website.