Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Perhaps you were playing sports and knocked out a tooth. Or your tooth got infected and you had an extraction. Whatever the reason for your tooth’s absence, you’ve probably already noticed its negative implications. The fact of the matter is that you need a replacement as quickly as possible. And you want that replacement to be simple but high quality. Dental implant surgery seems like too much work and you are adverse to the thought of a removable tooth. Many other people feel the same and that’s why they choose the perfect medium between comfortable installments and fantastic function: a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is rather ideal for bridging the gap in your mouth. This appliance is composed of two crowns bordering the gap and an artificial tooth called a pontic to fit over the breach. This bridge can be made and installed permanently in your mouth in just two dental visits.

A bridge can upgrade the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to chew competently or speak clearly. It will help maintain the shape of your face, allocate the forces of your bite correctly and prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. This apparatus can last anywhere from five to ten years or even longer with good care. You can care for your bridge in the same fashion that you care for your natural teeth – by brushing twice a day and flossing every evening.

If you’d like a dental bridge in Modesto, California, simply ring Gill Family Dentistry at (209) 549-1721 for an appointment with Dr. Amandeep S Gill.

A Bridge Can Restore Multiple Missing Teeth

If you have multiple teeth missing in one part of your mouth, it can compromise your ability to chew food and could even influence your speech. If you don’t restore the structure in that area the surrounding teeth will gradually begin to twist and move to compensate for the void. In many cases like this your dentist can fit for a bridge.

A bridge mimics the appearance of natural teeth, while restoring the structure and function of your lost teeth. The process usually requires two separate appointments.

At the first appointment the dentist creates a pair of abutments by removing the majority of enamel from the two nearest teeth. Next, they create an impression of the surrounding teeth and your bite pattern. This is sent to a laboratory where your permanent bridge is made. At the end of the procedure they cover the abutments with a pair of temporary crowns, meant to protect them in the interim.

The second appointment involves the dentist removing the temporary crowns and cementing your new permanent bridge onto the abutments.

If you have lost two or more teeth in one part of your mouth, or you have questions about a bridge, please feel free to call us at (209) 549-1721 to schedule an appointment.