You’ve already recognized some of the challenges of living with missing teeth. For starters, it alters the way you chew. Then, there are the necessary changes you have to make in your word pronunciation. The good news, though, is that these inconveniences can be fixed as long as you take action. One of the more effective means to accomplishing this is with the placement of a dental bridge. Read on to discover how it can restore your smile. Then, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rana today!
A dental or fixed bridge is an effective solution for replacing two or more teeth in series. A permanent fixture, it consists of consecutive porcelain dental crowns, and it’s affixed to the surrounding teeth (used as abutments). To make this possible, Dr. Rana will first prepare the teeth by re-shaping them so porcelain crowns can be added. Once the bridge is placed, it will be bonded to the abutments with the aid of dental cement. With the addition of the tooth-colored prosthetics, your smile and functionality will be fully restored.
As long as a few prerequisites are met, the dental bridge process is highly effective. Here are some of the indicators that it’s the right form of treatment for you:
To make sure you’re the right candidate for a dental bridge, contact us at TrueCare Dentistry to schedule a visit today.
Your teeth rely on a network of shared tension to maintain their correct position. When any number of teeth are missing for over three months, those surrounding the space can begin to shift. Other problems can quickly arise, like poor occlusion (bite) and gum infection. When you receive a dental bridge at our Mesquite office, though, you have a much better chance of avoiding these issues.
You can also expect better digestion of your food with a dental bridge. This is because you’ll be able to chew more effectively. Another significant benefit is the fortified jaw health you’ll have, which is made possible by securing the position of the other teeth. Thus, you can avoid any nagging jaw pain.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last up to 15 years. Thankfully, the methods are simple. The first step is to maintain excellent dental hygiene, which involves brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times a day. We also recommend you limit your consumption of harder foods like certain nuts and seeds, and that you definitely avoid eating ice or using your teeth as tools to open packages.
Then, by maintaining regular visits with Dr. Rana for cleanings and examinations, you’ll have healthy gums and teeth and a restoration that lasts for years to come!
To learn more about how a dental bridge can improve your oral health and the appearance of your teeth, contact us to request a visit today!