The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge

Posted by Sung Yil Cho Cho Jul 13, 2023

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A missing tooth can significantly impact your smile, self-confidence, and overall oral health. Dental bridges are a popular and effective treatment option that can replace one or more missing teeth, restoring your smile and enhancing your oral health. Dental bridges are custom-made prosthetic devices that bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth, called pontics, anchored to the neighboring natural teeth or dental implants. The adjacent teeth, known as abutment teeth, provide support and stability to the bridge. At Ygnacio Dental, dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal alloys, which are carefully chosen to match your teeth' natural color and appearance. 

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge 

Your dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan if a dental bridge is suitable. This plan may involve taking impressions or digital scans of your teeth to create a customized bridge that fits seamlessly with your natural teeth. Sometimes, the abutment teeth must be prepared to accommodate the dental bridge. This may involve reshaping the neighboring teeth to create space for the bridge to fit comfortably and securely. 

While your permanent bridge is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, your dentist may provide a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and maintain the aesthetics of your smile. Once your custom bridge is ready, your dentist will check its fit, shape, and color to ensure optimal aesthetics and functionality. The bridge is then bonded or cemented, securely anchoring the artificial teeth to the abutment teeth or dental implants. 

The Benefits of Dental Bridges 

  • Dental bridges improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. By filling the gap left by missing teeth, bridges restore the functionality of your bite, allowing you to enjoy a wide variety of foods and maintain proper oral health. 
  • Dental bridges are customized to match your natural teeth' color, shape, and size, creating a seamless and natural-looking smile. They blend in with your existing teeth, enhancing overall facial aesthetics and restoring self-confidence. 
  • When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth can shift, and the underlying jawbone may deteriorate over time. Dental bridges help maintain the alignment of the remaining teeth and stimulate the jawbone, preserving the natural facial structure. 
  • Missing teeth can affect your ability to pronounce certain sounds correctly. Dental bridges restore the proper alignment of teeth, allowing for clearer speech and enhanced communication. 

Dental bridges offer a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth. They restore the functionality, appearance, and confidence that may have been compromised due to tooth loss. Visit Ygnacio Dental at 1766 Lacassie Ave # 101, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or call (925) 280-2848 to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges.

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