If you’re missing a tooth, a tooth bridge is one option to fill the gap and give you your smile back. Dental bridges are replacement teeth that attach to crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap, allowing you to use them just like your normal teeth.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Here are just a few reasons why you might want to consider getting a dental bridge:
- They look and feel completely natural.
- They’re functional, which means you can use them to chew and speak normally.
- They’re sturdy and can last a long time with the right care.
- Dental bridges are less expensive than some other reconstructive options.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are four main types of dental bridges. Your Piqua, OH dentist will make a recommendation depending on your individual needs.
Traditional (fixed) bridges:
Attached to crowns on the adjacent teeth.
Used to replace missing front teeth by fusing the framework to the surrounding teeth.
Affixed to teeth on only one side of the empty gap.
Sturdy bridges supported by implants embedded into the jawbone.
The Dental Bridge Process
Dental bridges typically take two appointments to complete. During your first appointment to our Piqua, OH dental office, your dentist will shape the surrounding teeth and take an impression of your mouth so that your custom piece can be created. The impression will be sent off to a lab, and you’ll have to schedule another appointment to have it installed.
At your second appointment, your dentist will make sure the bridge fits properly and if no adjustments need to be made, they will permanently attach it to your mouth. After that, you’re all set!
If you’re interested in dental bridges, our experienced staff would be happy to help you. Give our Piqua office a call at 937-773-8090 to schedule an appointment today!
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Dr. Lytha K. MillerDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
I am passionate about dentistry and helping people achieve oral health. This is why I educate my patients about the connection between dental diseases and heart health, stroke, diabetes, and overall wellness.