Learn More About Dental Bridges | Snellville, GA
Do you have a missing tooth, or teeth? If you do, you need to do something about it so the teeth that surround them are not damaged. Dental bridges, as the name implies, bridge gaps between teeth caused by a tooth that is missing. On either side of the gap, a dentist will place a dental crown. These crowns will act as an anchor for a pontic, or a false tooth.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, and Dr. Nabi and Dr. Socoloff will work with each patient to determine the best course of action for their needs.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental bridges can help your smile in a number of ways. They can restore your smile, and give you back the ability to chew and speak properly. It can help maintain the shape of your face, and distribute the force of your bite properly. Further it is also beneficial for preventing your remaining teeth from drifting out of the position
What Types Of Dental Bridges Do You Have To Choose From?
It comes in three main varieties. They are:
This most common method involves creating a crown for a tooth or implant on either side of the tooth that is missing. It has a pontic in between, and these are made of porcelain. It is fused to metal or ceramics.
These dental bridges are used when there is only one adjacent tooth on one side of the missing tooth. These are not common, and are not useful when the missing tooth is in the back of the mouth.
Maryland bonded bridges
This type of bridging is also called a resin-bonded bridge. These bridges are made from porcelain and are fused to metal. They can also be fused to plastic teeth.
What Is The Dental Bridge Process?
The initial visit to your Provider will involve getting the abutment teeth prepared. This preparation will involve the recontouring these teeth, by removing some of the enamel to make room for the crown that will fit over them. Then, impressions of these teeth are made, and this will serve as a model for the dental lab to manufacture the pontic, crown, and bridge.
Your Provider will fashion a temporary bridge to protect the exposed portion of your teeth and your gums while these bridge parts are being made. On your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed to make way for the new bridge. The new bridge may require a few adjustments to get the perfect fit. More visits to the office may be required to check the fit, and to check on your bite.
What Is The Cost Of A Dental Bridge?
The cost of a dental bridge depends on a few factors. The type of bridge selected is one of those factors, as is the part of the country in which you live. Most dental insurance plans will pay a good percentage of this procedure. Look for the total cost to range anywhere from $2100 to $4500.
How Long Will A Dental Bridge Last?
Is it Hard To Eat Food With A Dental Bridge?
It will actually be easier for you to eat with a dental bridge than it was with a missing tooth. Until you get used to it, you may want to eat softer foods, and cut them into smaller pieces than you would normally eat.
Will A Dental Bridge Change How You Speak?
When you have a missing tooth, or teeth, this can change the way you speak. When you have a dental bridge with all of the anterior teeth aligned, it will actually help you speak in a normal manner.
How Do You Care For A Dental Bridge?
You care for a mouth with a dental bridge much as you would one without. Brush twice a day, floss between your teeth, and have your them professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Take The First Step Toward A Healthier Set Of Teeth
Snellville Family Dental have performed all types of successful dental bridges for their patients. Dr. Nabi and Dr. Socoloff work with their team of experienced and professional dental lab technicians in Snellville, Georgia to give you the best possible solution for your missing teeth.
You will feel and look better, and be able to speak and eat as you did before the loss of your tooth.
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