Thanks to advanced dental technology, you no longer have to live with dental flaws. There are numerous cosmetic options available for the different types of dental problems. For instance, if you’ve lost teeth, whether from an accident, tooth damage, or old age, you can opt for a dental restoration such as a dental implant, bridge, or denture.
In this article, we’ll focus on dental bridges. Compared to dental implants, bridges are less expensive and easier to get. Additionally, a dentist may recommend a dental bridge for teeth replacement if you don’t have enough jawbone to support implants.
To determine if a dental bridge is suitable for you, contact Lexington Dental Group to schedule a consultation.
Dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. During the treatment, the dentist places an artificial tooth where the natural tooth is missing. The artificial tooth or teeth are supported by crowns, which are attached to the adjacent teeth. Depending on your dental situation, your dentist may recommend one of the following types of bridges:
The only sure way of determining whether or not you’re a good fit for dental bridges is to visit your dentist for a dental examination. The dentist may take X-rays to get a better understanding of your condition. They will then assess your oral condition and advise you on the best restoration treatment.
Once you are confirmed for a dental bridge, your dentist may ask you for your preference on the type of material to use for your bridge. Most artificial teeth are made from tooth-colored materials such as porcelain, ceramic, plastic, or a combination of porcelain and metal.
Your artificial tooth’s durability and strength majorly depend on the type of material used and how well the procedure was performed. Your dentist will guide you through the pros and cons of each material to make the decision easier. If you’re still not sure, ask your dentist for their recommendation.
In most cases, a dental bridge treatment takes two appointments. Here is what to expect during the treatment:
Wondering why it’s necessary to replace a missing tooth or teeth with bridges, here are a few benefits:
With proper care, dental bridges can last for more than ten years. The durability of your bridge may depend on factors such as:
If you’re looking for dental bridge treatment or need more information about dental bridges, please contact Lexington Dental Group today to schedule your consultation.