A Patient's Guide to Dental Bridges

Has your dentist recently suggested that you get a dental bridge? Dental bridges in Middletown help many patients find solutions to their oral health issues. Keep reading to learn more about dental bridges.

The Many Functions of Dental Bridges
Dentists can use bridges to help patients restore both aesthetic appeal and function to their smile. A dental bridge can make it easier to talk and chew, and can help stop the cheeks from sinking in and changing the appearance of the face. Bridges also give you back the ability to spread the force of a bite across all the teeth to avoid uneven Dental Bridges in Middletown wear and tear. A bridge can also keep the other teeth in their correct positions when you are missing one or more teeth.

The Different Types of Dental Bridges
There are a few different kinds of bridges available for your oral health needs. You can get a traditional bridge that uses surrounding teeth to anchor the restorative dental crown. Cantilever bridges create a foundation with teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. Maryland-bonded bridges use plastic teeth and gums on top of metal framework to restore function to the mouth. Implant-supported bridges are also available to restore multiple missing teeth.

The Dental Bridge Procedure
If you and your dentist have decided that a bridge is the right option for you, you will have to return for a few visits. In the first visit, the dentist will get the surrounding teeth ready to hold the crown into place. The dentist will also make impressions of your teeth that he or she will send to a lab. The lab will use these impressions to create your bridge. You will get a temporary bridge to wear until the permanent one is complete. When you return to the dental office, the dentist will put the permanent bridge into place and check to make sure it fits properly.

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