Dental Bridges - Bradenton FL

Everything You Should Know About Dental Bridges

Bridges are often a valuable option for dealing with chipped teeth, which are common at every age. Whether you bit down on a piece of candy too hard or run into something, a chipped tooth can be embarrassing and make you uncomfortable in your personal and professional life. A chipped tooth may not be an emergency, but it is something you should discuss quickly with your dentist at Waterside Dental in Bradenton. At this point, a dental bridge may be suggested to fix the chipped or missing tooth. Before you schedule an appointment, we have three things you should know about dental bridges.

One Tooth or Multiple Teeth Missing

Bridges can be used when there is one missing tooth or when several are gone. They are ideal when there is a space in your mouth that must be filled, but you want it to look as natural as possible. They are cemented in place and cemented to your remaining teeth to improve function and appearance.

Permanent Solution

Bridges are a permanent solution to the problem of missing or broken teeth. When placed correctly, bridges shouldn’t fall out unless removed by a dentist. This means your teeth function as normal, and you don’t have to worry about them slipping out or moving like you would with dentures. They can last for anywhere from 15 years to life when treated correctly.

What to Expect From the Procedure

Placing a bridge takes more than one visit to your dentist, and there are several different types to choose from. You will be given a local anesthetic in the area around the tooth where the bridge will be placed. The tooth will then be reshaped to house the crowns by filling sections or filing them down. At this point, an impression of the tooth is made to fix your mouth exactly. You’ll wear a temporary bridge for several weeks until the new bridge arrives and can be placed permanently. The entire process is virtually painless.

Contact Us Today

If you have a missing or a broken tooth and want to learn about a valuable option to replace them, call us today to schedule a consultation with a dentist from Waterside Dental in Bradenton.