When a person is missing one or more teeth, normal daily activities can be difficult, embarrassing, or painful. Fortunately, you don’t have to struggle with the complications of having a damaged smile. At Indian Trail Dental Studio, Dr. Patel and her trusted team are helping their patients regain their quality of life with affordable, convenient, natural-looking dental bridges. If you are interested in learning more about how a dental bridge could restore the health and beauty of your damaged smile, check out these facts before scheduling your free consultation with Dr. Patel.
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Dental Bridges at Indian Trail Dental Studio
Dental bridges are used to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is formed by two or more teeth, on either side of the gap, to serve as anchors for false teeth placement in-between these teeth.
How Do I Know If I Need a Bridge?
You may need a dental bridge if you have a missing, severely damaged, or broken tooth. The need for a dental bridge occurs in situations where teeth are missing, in-between, otherwise health, natural teeth. The bridge allows for Dr. Patel to fill this gap in a way that looks and feels very similar to one’s natural teeth.
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
There are many types of dental bridges available at Indian Trail Dental Studio, including:
- Fixed Dental Bridge
- Cantilever Dental Bridge
- Maryland Dental Bridge
- Implant-Supported Dental Bridge
Dr. Patel will recommend the best dental bridge to meet the needs of your mouth during your initial consultation.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Bridge?
The advantages of dental bridges include an improved appearance, the ability to properly chew and speak, as well as distributing the forces of your bite by properly replacing missing teeth. One other significant benefit of having a tooth bridge is the prevention of remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Are Dental Bridges Permanent?
Dental bridges are placed and serve their roles for a long period of time, but are not considered permanent in the way that other restorations, such as dental implants, would be. The longevity of tooth bridges depends on how well a person cares for them with good oral hygiene habits and routine dental examinations.
How Do You Take Care of a Dental Bridge?
Proper care of a dental bridge is essential for longevity and to ensure a patient receive maximum benefits. Brushing twice daily, flossing under the bridge, and using appropriate rinses to prevent tooth decay and gum disease are also vital for proper care.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Dental Bridge?
The duration of a dental bridge procedure varies based on the number of teeth involved and the complexity of each case.
How Long Will a Dental Bridge Last?
The longevity of a patient’s dental bridge will depend on their oral health routine and lifestyle. Keeping a consistent cleaning schedule will greatly benefit the dental bridge and allow for maximum duration of utility.
What is the Cost of Getting a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges vary in cost as the number of teeth involved and area of the oral cavity play an important role in determination. Fixed dental bridges vary in cost per each patient, which we would be happy to discuss during your consultation.
What Kinds of Conditions Are Treated with Dental Bridges?
The most common condition that dental bridges resolve is missing teeth. Other conditions include proper positioning of the shape of the patient’s face and distribution of one’s bite for proper allocation of force with each bite, as well as preventing their remaining teeth from drifting out of position. A dental bridge will also restore the ability to speak and chew comfortably.
You don’t have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of a missing tooth any longer. Dr. Patel and her caring team can help you restore the appearance, comfort, and function of your smile in as little as one visit with a dental bridge. Contact Indian Trail Dental Studio today to make your appointment!