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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that is used by dentists to replace one or multiple missing teeth in the mouth by permanently fusing an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants. The types of fixed dental restorations may vary, depending on what substance they are made from and in which way they are anchored to the surrounding teeth. The most traditional way they are made, however, is through the indirect restoration approach. Bridges are especially important since replacing missing teeth can dramatically improve one’s ability to chew and speak. Replacement of missing teeth can also prevent future misalignment of your teeth and bite.

Here are some benefits of this type of fixed dental restoration:

  • Restore ability to properly chew food
  • Improved/clearer speech
  • Aesthetically improved smile
  • Alleviates the stress in your bite
  • Helps prevent future misalignment of the teeth and bite, which could have an effect on the jaw joints
  • Helps maintain the natural shape of your face.

This procedure normally takes two visits for preparation and placement. You may have mild pain for a few days; you can take ibuprofen to alleviate discomfort. Ask your dentist about proper care of your bridge.

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