A dental bridge restores your smile by filling the gaps made by missing teeth. Dental bridges are also known as false teeth, as it looks just like the natural ones. They are made of porcelain that makes them long-lasting and looks even more natural. Each tooth of a dental bridge is held together with the help of a retainer or a metal bar. Dental bridges are made customized to make them fit perfectly with your smile.
What is the procedure involved in the dental bridge?
The dentist prepares your teeth by creating digital X-rays to create a customized bridge. If necessary, a temporary bridge is placed until the customized ones are created. As soon as the restoration gets ready, the area to be treated is made numb, with the help of anesthesia or with any other sedating option. The sedation will help you get comfortable by taking away your dental anxiety. During the consultation, the dentist will let you know whether you need your dental bridge to be cemented in the area or it must be supported by implants. After placing the bridge, the dentist makes necessary adjustments and makes it fit perfectly.
Your dentist will give you details about maintaining the restoration, suggesting the best way to clean it. If given proper care, the dental bridge can last for a long time. It is essential to get follow-up treatments as per the appointments set by the dentist for evaluating the bridge, and, to get annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings.
What are the advantages of having a dental bridge?
A dental bridge has certain advantages, such as:
- It helps in improving the look and feel of the teeth.
- Damaged or missing teeth can be replaced.
- The procedure is simple and requires little recovery time.
- It helps in restoring confidence.
Find out more about dental bridges as you visit our office. Contact Family Dentist in San Jose, CA at408.286.3229 or request an appointment online.