A Quick Answer for Missing Teeth
Dental bridges are fixed restorations that we use to replace one or two missing teeth. Each end of the bridge is bonded like a crown, over a healthy tooth. If you don’t have teeth in those areas, we can even place the bridge on top of two dental implants – which means we can easily fill in the space of up to 3 or 4 teeth at a time.
Creating Lifelike Restorations
Your new restoration should last for years – that’s why Dr. Tiner is very precise in the preparation and design of your new bridge. We want to restore not only your oral function and health, but your confidence as well. In fact, restorative dentistry can do this for you.
Each tooth on your bridge is carefully crafted to become a seamlessly natural part of your smile. Our goal is to deliver a restoration that looks and feels as close to the real thing as possible.
Caring for Your Dental Bridges
Great oral hygiene can extend the life of your bridge, teeth crowns, or fillings. With a bridge, a few extra steps are needed to keep the area as clean as possible. In addition to brushing it thoroughly, it is important to use a floss threader or water flosser to clean under the prosthesis at least once a day. These tools also allow you to clean around the abutment (supporting) teeth or implants, keeping them free of disease. It’s important to actively take care of your teeth and gums each and every day.
Scheduling preventive cleanings every six months will help establish the health and integrity of your prosthesis, avoiding complications later on. Our hygienists will also work with you to find various ways to clean your prosthesis if you find some more challenging than others.
If you have a missing tooth, replacing it quickly can prevent your other teeth from moving out of alignment. Dental bridges or implants are often recommended soon after having a tooth pulled. Therefore, you can have the bright, healthy smile you have always wanted. Contact Dentistry By Design at 972.752.2901 for more information!