Are you self-conscious about the gaps in your mouth? Dental bridges make the perfect solution for those looking to replace missing teeth. This option can completely restore your smile and protect you from the harmful effects of missing teeth.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are used to fill gaps between your teeth. They are a great way to replace multiple missing teeth in the same arch. Dental bridges are made of several false teeth held together by the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, also known as the abutments. People get this treatment to restore their speaking and chewing ability while preventing their remaining teeth from shifting.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
Before your dental bridge treatment, our dentist will need to ensure that your remaining teeth are healthy and strong enough to support the bridge. We will need to shape the teeth on either side of the gap so they can act as a base for the bridge. Afterward, dentist will take a mold of the abutments to send to a dental laboratory for fabrication.
You will leave with a temporary bridge until your permanent one is ready.
Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge
With proper care, your dental bridge can last 15 years before needing to be replaced. If you want to keep yours in the best shape, follow these maintenance tips:
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Avoid sticky and hard foods
- Visit the dentist regularly
- Ensure your bridge fits properly
Ready To Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges in Bowling Green, Kentucky?
Brighten Dental is dedicated to helping you feel better about your smile. Our dental bridges can restore your teeth and your confidence. If you want to know if this treatment is best for you, call our office today at 270-770-0250 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chrislyn Fite.