What are Dental Bridges?
As part of restorative dentistry, dental bridges help to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. Without any support, the surrounding teeth, over time, can begin to shift. This has the capability of throwing off your bite, amongst other things.
The bridge is formed by placing a dental crown on the two supportive ends and a replacement tooth is connected in the middle. Sometimes more than one replacement will be found between the two crowns. The bridge looks and functions as regular teeth.
Dental bridges reduce the need for dentures if the rest of your teeth are healthy.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge can fill in the gap where you have missing teeth. What more can you ask for?
Well, when it comes to benefits - a lot. Dental bridges can:
- Transform your smile into one you are proud of.
- Prevent teeth from shifting due to the open space.
- And strength and stability to your bite force.
- Chew the foods you love.
- Maintain your same facial structure.
Are You a Good Candidate for Bridges?
Since a bridge is used to replace missing teeth, the ideal candidate will have missing teeth - and have an interest in filling in the gap. But, that’s not all. We will also be looking for those who:
- Show no signs of gum disease.
- Maintain good oral hygiene and have an overall good level of oral health.
- Have healthy teeth on both sides of the bridge placement to offer support
If you have periodontal disease, you may still be a candidate for a dental bridge as long as any concerns about your gums are addressed first.
Why Choose Davis Gribble Hollowwa ?
At Davis Gribble Hollowwa , we want to provide our patients with the whole package - a comfortable experience with high-quality dental treatment. Our team of dedicated professionals keep things flowing smoothly, with organized efficiency, always leading to high levels of satisfaction amongst our patients.
When it comes to dental bridges, we use our in-house lab to create a beautiful finished product that looks just like the real thing. In fact, it should blend in perfectly as we don’t want anyone to know you have a bridge unless you tell them.
Choosing Davis Gribble Hollowwa means having dental treatment you can feel good about.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many teeth can you have on a dental bridge?
Generally, a dental bridge can be used as a replacement for one to four consecutively missing teeth.
After an extraction, how long do you have to wait for a bridge?
Once a tooth is extracted, you will have to wait for the gums to heal in the area before you can proceed with the bridge. This could take several weeks.
Is it hard to eat with a dental bridge?
No, it is not hard to eat with a dental bridge. You will find it much easier to eat normally than without it.