If you are missing teeth and want to restore your smile back to normal, we may recommend dental bridges to take care of your problem. Dental bridges are procedures designed to close the gap between two teeth that were created by the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth. At Ballard Dentistry, we employ some of the most cutting-edge approaches to dental bridges to give you the most effective and convenient treatment possible.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge itself consists of two or more crowns and false teeth that are supported by the natural teeth that you possess or by dental implants. While this solution is not perfect for everyone, it does have a lot of benefits and has proven to be an effective technique for improving the look of your smile.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A properly done dental bridge can restore your smile, improve your ability to speak and chew, maintain your face shape, distribute bite force evenly, and prevent your teeth from spreading apart or out of position. If you have lost teeth and have gaps in your smile, dental bridges are one of the best solutions that carry a lot of benefits.
Types of Dental Bridges
To suit different needs, we offer several different types of dental bridges. There are traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges. Each type of bridge is designed to treat a different type of gap in the teeth and use different materials based on the size of the gap.
Typically, the dental bridge process is done in a couple of different visits. During the first visit, your teeth will be examined. The abutment teeth will also be prepared. Impressions of your teeth will be taken to build the mold for your dental bridge. The dentist will prepare a temporary bridge to protect the work done in the first visit, and you will schedule a second appointment for the next part in the bridge process.
During the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the long-term bridge is put into place. Your dentist will make sure that it fits by doing a thorough examination of your bridge before completion of the process.
You’ll have to come back for inspections and check-ups during your routine dental visits to make sure that the bridge is still in good condition and working properly.
Get in Touch
If you have spaces in your smile that you want to address, you could certainly be a candidate for dental bridges. Our highly-trained staff can get you fitted for dental bridges quickly and improve your smile in only three visits to our office. To get started, get in touch with our office and make your first appointment today.