Using dental bridges for smile restoration following tooth loss
Tooth extraction and tooth loss is an irreversible situation that is sometimes inevitable for some patients. At Cooper Dental Group of Ormond Beach, Florida, we understand that tooth loss may occur during one’s lifetime. However, after these situations, many patients are confused about the best way to restore their smile’s appearance, function, and health. Our experienced dentists can help patients determine if solutions such as dental bridges are appropriate for their unique needs.
What is a dental bridge?
Our dentists describe the dental bridge as a restoration used to replace one or several teeth in a row in the dental arch. These restorations are often made of porcelain and include false teeth fused to dental crowns on each side. One or many teeth can be replaced using this long-lasting restoration.
What is the process of receiving a dental bridge?
At Cooper Dental Group, our priority is always the comfort of our patients. We achieve this by performing a thorough consultation and examination before beginning any treatment. This ensures that we develop a personalized treatment plan that meets each patient’s unique needs, goals, and budget.
The dental bridge process begins with your dentist preparing the teeth on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. Once these teeth are prepped, impressions will be made to obtain the necessary dental crowns and false teeth for your individualized dental bridge. Sometimes, a temporary dental restoration may be placed while your permanent restoration is fabricated.
Once your permanent bridge is complete within a few weeks, you will return to our office for a follow-up appointment. During this appointment, we will ensure that your restoration fits comfortably and functions properly before permanently bonding it.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.
Schedule a visit with the team at Cooper Dental Group!
Our team in Ormond Beach, FL, regularly works with patients who have experienced tooth extraction or loss and help them find a solution that best meets their needs. If you are ready for a positive experience at the dentist, visit our practice today! Call 386-244-9838 to request a visit at 1275 W Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL.