Have you been told a bridge may be necessary to restore your smile? If so, you might be wondering what it is exactly.
As the name dental bridge suggests, this prosthetic device is designed to span an open gap in your smile.
A bridge will not only improve your appearance but can also make a world of difference in your ability to chew normally and once again enjoy your meals. Moreover, a dental bridge can be used to fill in for one, two or even three consecutively missing teeth.
What does the procedure entail?
With the aid of an impression, Dr. Tim Stirneman of the Lake in the Hills-based Compassionate Dental Care provides the dental lab with exacting specifications so your crown and bridge tooth replacement fits perfectly.
The prosthetic is formed as a single unit, with crowns at both ends and false teeth in between. Once the crowns are adhesively bonded to healthy teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile, the bridge naturally rests in place.
To ensure the success of your bridge, it is imperative to keep the supporting teeth healthy and strong.
To care for your crown and bridge, brush and floss every day and be sure to use a special floss threader to remove debris and plaque from underneath the bridge. Additionally, it is important to keep to a regular professional cleaning schedule with Compassionate Dental Care. Early detection of dental problems can make treatment more successful.
Don’t let a missing or damaged tooth impact the overall condition of your mouth or your self-confidence. Consult with Dr. Stirneman to see if a custom-made bridge is the right treatment option for making your smile healthy and whole.
Compassionate Dental Care: 261 North Randall Road, Lake In The Hills, IL 60156 224.249.3113 : https://www.mycompassionatedentist.com