At Fergus and Glover, we understand the importance of having a healthy and functional smile. Dental bridges are a reliable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges can help restore your smile and improve your oral health.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more dental crowns that are attached to your natural teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap. The crowns act as anchors for the false tooth or teeth in the middle of the bridge, which are called pontics.
There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Traditional bridges are the most common type and are made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. Cantilever bridges are used when there is only one tooth on one side of the gap, and Maryland bridges are made of a metal or porcelain framework with wings that are bonded to the back of adjacent teeth.
Before getting a dental bridge, our dental professionals will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you have gum disease or other oral health issues, those will need to be addressed before the bridge can be placed.
The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves two or more visits to our office. During the first visit, our dental professionals will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel to make room for the crowns. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab, where your bridge will be custom-made to fit your mouth.
Once your bridge is ready, you will return to our office for the second visit. Our dental professionals will place the bridge in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for many years and provide a natural-looking solution for missing teeth.
If you are interested in getting a dental bridge, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental professionals. We are committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.