Dental BridgesAn Overview
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple consecutive missing teeth. Dental bridges can be designed to blend seamlessly with surrounding natural teeth for a beautiful and stable smile.
Replacing missing teeth can prevent the deterioration of your oral health. Patients with missing teeth are more prone to developing bone recession, gum disease, and further tooth loss. Replacing missing teeth as soon after their loss as possible can allow patients more options for replacement.
Traditonal Bridge V. Implant Secured Bridge
A removable dental bridge is traditionally attached to two adjacent teeth. Dr. Perkins prepares the adjacent teeth by removing a substantial amount of tooth material to make room to fit the bridge. This style of dental bridge is typically removable.
When possible, Dr. Perkins may recommend securing a dental bridge with dental implants. Dental implant secured bridges do not compromise the structure of remaining healthy teeth. Dental implants fuse naturally with jaw bone creating a stable and lasting bite. Dental implants help to prevent bone recession and create a more stable oral foundation, promoting long term oral health.
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Dental Bridges What to Expect
Using the most modern dental technology, our Perkins dentist office is able to design, fit and fabricate well fit dental bridges that look and function much like natural teeth. A dental bridge can improve the function, health, and appearance of the smile. With proper oral hygiene, a dental bridge can last for many years.
Using digital technology Dr. Perkins eliminates the need for messy impression trays.
Dr. Perkins uses digital imaging and creates a 3-D model of your mouth. These images are used to create a precise fit, comfortable dental bridge that will look like your natural teeth.
If implants are necessary, Dr. Perkins will coordinate your surgical implantation to ensure a seamless restoration. If adjacent teeth are being used to anchor the bridge, Dr. Perkins will remove enamel from the teeth to make room for the bridge.
Our in house dental lab technician will fabricate your custom designed bridge. Our in house lab technician allows for final touch ups and helps to ensure better accuracy and improves customer satisfaction. Patients are able to make adjustments to the look and fit of their dental restoration with out extended wait times.
The final restoration will be fit and secured to your implants or prepared teeth. Our dental care team will advise you on proper post treatment procedure for successful results.