If you have one or more missing permanent teeth, dental bridges are an affordable, effective way to fill in empty gaps and create a seamless, beautiful smile. At Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry in Doral, Florida, Ramiro Esparragoza, DDS, and Jorge Fornaris, DMD, offer custom-fitted dental bridges that enhance the function and appearance of your smile. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Dental bridges are dental restorations that replace missing permanent teeth. Your dentist attaches a bridge connected to adjacent dental crowns, effectively “bridging” gaps within your smile.
Your dentist uses bridges to replace a single tooth or multiple missing permanent teeth. Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry even offers options that replace a back molar, requiring just one dental crown to secure the bridgework.
Bridges contain one or more artificial crowns attached to a plastic or metal framework. Some bridge options contain additional support, but the only structures visible to other people are custom, natural-looking crowns.
If you have missing permanent teeth and want to have a flattering smile, dental bridges might be the solution for you. Your dentist reviews your dental history, examines your mouth, and takes oral X-rays before creating your personalized treatment plan.
While durable dental implants are a permanent tooth-replacement option, they often require substantial jawbone volume and not everyone is eligible for dental implants without first undergoing bone grafting procedures.
Bridges are often less expensive than dental implants, without a lengthy waiting period needed between office visits. Bridgework is a faster treatment compared to dental implants.
Partial dentures produce a visual effect that’s similar to dental bridges, but many partial dentures are removable. Bridgework remains firmly fixed in place when you chew, talk, and bite down.
After you receive a dental bridge, you can brush your teeth normally and only need to make minor adjustments to your flossing routine.
You don’t have to dramatically alter your daily habits to maintain a functional, beautiful dental bridge.
Take good care of the new bridge by not biting down on hard objects. Avoid chewing on ice, don’t try to move a dental bridge, and avoid opening packages with your teeth.
Care for your bridgework the same way you take care of your natural teeth. Brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth at night. Reach out to the Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry team if your bridge gets damaged or feels uncomfortable.
To learn more about dental bridges at Doral Sedation & Family Dentistry, schedule a consultation by phone or online today.