Your teeth are a very important feature of your overall appearance. Often, a person will look at your face before they look at anything else of your body. And when you smile, your mouth is often where their eyes will gaze at the most. So when your mouth is missing a few teeth due to a past accident or something else, you of all people understand just how embarrassing or humiliating it can be to smile. This is why there have been numerous advancements in the field of dentistry; so that you can smile once again with no issues whatsoever. And one of those advancements is dental bridges.
But if you’re not sure what dental bridges are or if they’re right for you, then continue reading below. Dr. Pohl at Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist is an expert at cosmetic dentistry and can provide you will all the necessary information that you need regarding dental bridges.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are dental appliances that are meant to replace one or more natural missing teeth in the human mouth. The reason why they’re called dental bridges is that they’re “bridging” the space between the two natural teeth. These dental appliances are cemented into place next to the “abutment” teeth (these are surrounding teeth that are on either side of the space). Unlike removable partial dentures, a fixed bridge isn’t removable by the patient.
Should You Get a Bridge?
If a few of your teeth are missing and you are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene, then you might be a good candidate for a bridge.
Dental bridges are often the natural choice for when you want to fill the space in your mouth that is left by missing teeth. With a bridge, the space in your mouth can cause surrounding teeth to drift out of position and can even cause teeth and gums to become more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease that can cause tooth loss.
With a fixed bridge, you’re not only correcting an altered bite, but you’re also improving your chewing ability and speech. But more so, with a dental bridge, you can safeguard your appearance by preventing the collapse of your facial features that can cause premature wrinkles and age lines.
What Sort of Procedures Exist For Dental Bridges?
When you’re receiving a traditional fixed bridge, two appointments are made to receive this dental appliance. In the first appointment, your dentist will reduce the adjacent abutment teeth that will act as anchors. Impressions are formed from which a metal framework, including the pontic, is created. When you go in for the second appointment, the final bridge is fitted over the teeth.
The complete treatment time for dental bridges is between two and four weeks and it all depends on the type of bridge you’ve received. However, since it can be challenging to match the natural shade of your teeth, the treatment time can often take longer.
Contact Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist For Your Dental Bridges Today!
If you happen to live in or near the Boca Raton area, then you’ll be more than happy to know that Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist is located nearby. With the services of Dr. Pohl, you can receive the absolute best dental treatment around. More so, with your newly acquired dental bridges crafted and placed by Dr. Pohl, you’ll be absolutely satisfied with the way your new smile looks. For any inquiries, 561-999-0889 or visit our contact page.
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