If you’ve lost several teeth and you haven’t had them replaced, now is the best time to consider getting a dental bridge! Patients who fail to seek restorative Marco Island dental care often end up losing more of their teeth. Specifically, this is because tooth loss may result in the development of oral health problems, which could, again, result in further tooth loss.
A dental bridge is a permanent tooth replacement solution that will give you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. You can ask your dentist for more information about dental bridges. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about this popular dental prosthesis.
One of the most in-demand restorative procedures is the application of a dental bridge. A dental bridge uses a pontic that’s bonded to nearby teeth. They are usually made of porcelain. The three most common types of dental bridges are:
A traditional dental bridge is the most common type and it uses one or more pontics held securely in place by dental crowns on either side of the pontics. In a Maryland bridge, a pontic is attached to one side of the adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth don’t need to be shaved down. Finally, Cantilever bridges are only used when there are teeth on one side of the missing tooth.
Getting restorative dental care is going to require two dental appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth similar to the preparations needed when getting a dental crown. Furthermore, a small portion of your teeth will be filed down to accommodate the dental bridge.
The preparation may last approximately 60 minutes. Additionally, an impression of your teeth will be obtained. You will leave that appointment with a temporary set until your permanent dental bridge, is completed. On your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with your permanent.
So, it may take some time for you to get used to your dental bridge. However, as soon as your mouth has fully adjusted, your oral functions will go back to normal! At Island Paradise Dental, we are committed to providing you with the best dental care possible thanks to our team of highly skilled and trained professionals. Call us today to learn more about our services or get in touch with us by visiting our website.