When you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges can restore your smile to a healthy, natural-looking condition. Anna Vaysman, DMD of Scottsdale Dental Bottega can assist you if you’re wondering what is the correct solution for your missing teeth. At the Scottsdale, Arizona, office, the team specializes in aesthetic procedures like fitting dental bridges. Call Scottsdale Dental Bottega now to schedule a customized, thorough assessment for a long-lasting remedy to your missing teeth.
FAQs About Dental Bridges
How do dental bridges work?
Dental bridges are a desirable option for missing teeth. The replacement tooth or teeth are connected to the bridge by crowns that cover the teeth on each side of the gap. Your bridge is firmly anchored in place by the crowns. There are numerous materials available for crowns, including:
- Porcelain or ceramic
- A combination of ceramic and metal
Scottsdale Dental Bottega provides a number of choices in addition to conventional fixed bridges. If there are no teeth on one side of the gap, they may use a cantilever bridge; otherwise, they may use a Maryland bonded bridge (also called a resin-bonded bridge) to replace your missing front teeth.
Why would I want to think about getting dental bridges?
Dental bridges have many advantages including:
- Enhance your smile.
- Regain the appearance of your face.
- Assist you in chewing normally.
- Help you to speak clearly
- Reduce the pressure on your other teeth.
- Stop the movement of your other teeth.
What happens during the placement of dental bridges?
In order to fit dental bridges, Dr. Anna Vaysman first prepares the teeth next to them, called abutment teeth, for crowns. Your dentist must remove the sections of enamel and dentin (the top two layers of your teeth) in order to reshape them so that the crowns fit properly.
The abutment teeth are then scanned by your dentist and sent to a dental laboratory where your bridge is made. Dr. Vaysman places a temporary bridge to cover your abutment teeth while you wait.
When the lab has completed work on your bridge, you return to Scottsdale Dental Bottega. The temporary bridge is taken out and replaced with the permanent one by your dentist, who may also make any necessary fit adjustments. Dr. Vaysman fixes the bridge with dental cement once it is the ideal fit.
How durable are dental bridges?
Long-lasting dental bridges are common. Your dental bridge’s lifespan may be increased with good oral hygiene habits and routine professional dental cleaning at Scottsdale Dental Bottega.
Call Scottsdale Dental Bottega to learn more about bridges and to schedule your individual consultation if missing teeth are making it difficult for you to speak or eat, or if they are destroying your smile.