A dental bridge is a great way to replaces missing teeth. A space is created when a tooth has fallen out or been removed. A typical dental bridge fills it with artificial teeth that are anchored to adjacent teeth or implants. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
A dental bridge essentially ‘bridges the gap’ in your teeth. To do this, your dentist will attach a new tooth to the two teeth that surround your gap.
Without the use of a dental bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to occlusion or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease. The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days, it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.
While bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
At Baseline Dental Care, Dr. Samir Shah and his team provide bridges treatments to make your teeth look beautiful and make you smile confidently. Our range of restorative dental treatments includes fillings, root canal and tooth extraction.