Dental Bridge An Overview
Dental bridges are used to “bridge” the gap in a patient’s smile. A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. There are several types of dental bridges and our dentist will help you select one that is right for you.
It is extremely important to replace missing teeth. Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. Over time, bone can suffer a significant loss, affecting neighboring teeth and making replacement options challenging.
Dental Implants with Dental Bridge
Bridgework is an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. There are a number of ways that a dental bridge can be utilized. When used in conjunction with dental implants, a dental bridge is a highly effective, affordable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
An implant secured dental bridge can use one or several dental implants to support the bridgework. The dental implant is placed by an oral surgeon, under the direction of Doctors Maria Burmaster and Valerie Hemphill. The dental bridge will be designed by our dentists and made at a dental laboratory using materials best suited for your condition.
One of the primary benefits of an implant secured dental bridge is that they are extremely long lasting. In addition, because the bridgework is supported by dental implants, there is no risk of damage or stress to the natural teeth.
For patients who are missing a significant number of their teeth or all of their teeth, an implant supported partial denture or denture may be an excellent option.
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Dental Bridge What to Expect
For patients who choose an implant supported bridge, our Barataria dental care team will coordinate the surgical phase of their treatment with an oral surgeon. Most patients will receive a temporary bridge while their implants heal and stabilize, integrating with the bone.
Patients who wish to receive a traditional removable bridge will have their adjacent teeth prepared
After the dental implants are placed, or adjacent teeth prepared, the patient will return to their Barataria dentist for follow up. Once the implants have fully healed, our team will create a final custom designed bridge for comfortable fit and beautiful result.
A dental mold will be taken of the space to be fitted with a bridge. The mold is used to fabricate a securely fitted bridge. The dental bridge can be shaped and color matched to blend with the patient’s natural smile. Once the bridge is fabricated at a dental lab, the patient returns to Barataria Dental to have their restoration secured to their implants or their adjacent teeth.