Missing teeth are unsightly and damper your smile. But, more precisely, these gaps damage your dental structure and your facial muscles. When the gaps are left unfilled, the surrounding teeth will shift to occupy them, thereby weakening the bone and teeth. Furthermore, the lack of teeth causes the mouth and facial muscles to lose shape.
Replacing the teeth is, therefore, a dental priority to help maintain your dental strength and the structure of your face. We have different dental solutions that can help you close up the gaps, among them dental bridges. Bridges have been a favorite for many people because of their durability.
Here are four reasons why you need to get dental bridges near you.
Dental bridges are made of two or more crowns that are placed on either side of the gap. These false teeth come in different materials such as alloy, gold, or porcelain (the most common). Depending on your dental situation, the bridges are anchored by your natural teeth or implants.
For the successful installation of the bridges, you will need at least two dental visits.
Our dentist in Altus, OK will assess your dental health using modern dental equipment. We also check for decay and any other existing dental problem. Deep teeth cleaning is done to remove buildup before the procedure can begin. The dentist explains the different dental bridges available and chooses a suitable option.
Local anesthesia is administered to numb the gums and ease discomfort. Next, the enamel of the adjacent teeth is reshaped to make room for the dental crowns. If you have sensitivity, the dentist may increase the dosage of the anesthesia to reduce the sensitivity.
The dental impression is taken for the molding of the permanent bridges. This process can take two to three weeks, but the dentist will, however, fix temporary bridges for protection.
The temporary bridges are removed and the teeth re-examined. Next, the permanent bridges are temporarily cemented into place to ensure the fit is right. After a couple of weeks, you come for a follow-up to assess the fit, and the crowns are permanently fixed.
Some dental insurance providers cover dental bridges either partially or full cost. Consult with your insurance provider on the dental services covered.
Several types of dental bridges in Friendship available to suit your specific dental need.
Any of these dental bridges can offer support. However, you need to have healthy teeth and gums for them to be successfully fixed. Visit a dentist near you for information on the pros and cons of each dental bridge.
Dental bridges can last between ten and 15 years with proper care. Afterward, you need to replace them because they will be worn down and discolored.
The dental bridges create a seamless appearance and function like your natural teeth. Therefore, your standard dental practices will suffice. However, you need to get regular dental checkups because the bridges can chip and crack. These minor dental imperfections can create room for bacteria to multiply and cause decay.
If you are looking for dental bridges in Elmer, visit Tamarack Dental Associates for assistance. Our dental team will examine your dental condition, choose the right dental bridge, and answer any questions that you may have.