Cost-effective dental bridges in Gainesville, FL at Smart Smile Dentistry.
What are dental bridges?
Who needs dental bridges?
- Replacement of multiple missing teeth – tooth supported bridges are an excellent option for restoring two or more adjacent missing teeth.
- Getting rid of your dentures – dentures are not only quite uncomfortable to wear, but they also create hindrances during speech and eating. If you are also having this problem, you can get rid of it by getting your dentures replaced with dental bridges.
- Full mouth rehabilitation – implant supported dental bridges also serve as an excellent restorative option in cases where a full mouth rehabilitation has to be performed. Two bridges in each jaw can be used to replace all missing teeth in the mouth.
- Cosmetic teeth rehabilitation – although there is no match for your natural teeth, but teeth bridges provide excellent cosmetic results. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with the aesthetics of your dentures, you can always visit us at Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville, FL to get your teeth bridges.
Types of bridges available at Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville.
Rhese bridges gain support from the adjacent teeth or implant supported prostheses. These are the most commonly used type of dental bridges.
Cantilever dental bridges are utilized when a supporting tooth or prosthesis is present only on one side. These bridges are not as strong as the conventional bridges. Therefore, they are not used in the back of the mouth and are only indicated from replacing front missing teeth.
These are also known as Maryland bridges, and are prepared from restorative resins, porcelains or porcelain fused to metal. These types of bridges are directly attached to the adjacent teeth, and therefore require minimal natural tooth removal. However, bonded bridges are not very strong and durable. Therefore, their use is very limited.
How are dental bridges prepared at Smart Smile Dentistry?
- Dental examination – Dr. Samant at Smart Smile Dentistry will first perform a detailed examination of your oral cavity and evaluate your medical and dental records. This will be done to make sure that you are a suitable candidate for getting dental bridges.
- Preparation of adjacent natural teeth – slight tooth structure from the natural teeth on both ends of edentulous space is removed so that the false teeth of the bridge can be attached to them. Depending upon the need for tooth removal, Dr. Samant may perform this step under anesthesia if exposure of the tooth is suspected.
- Making an impression – next, an impression of your teeth will be made, and sent to the dental laboratory for the fabrication of the prosthesis. At this stage, the shade and color of the adjacent natural teeth is also provided to the laboratory so that bridge teeth are exactly same.
- Attaching the bridge – once the bridge is received back from the laboratory, Dr. Samant will first try it on you without attaching it permanently. If you are happy with the aesthetics and functional outcome, the bridge will be permanently cemented to the natural teeth with the help of an adhesive cement.
Post-insertion care for dental bridges.
- Dietary precautions – immediately after getting your teeth bridge fixed at Smart Smile Dentistry, you should avoid putting too much pressure on it. Eating hard food items, chewing gums and sticky foods such as chocolates and caramel can result in the dislodgement of your bridges.
- Oral hygiene maintenance – remember, your dental bridges will only function effectively as long as the supporting natural teeth are healthy. Therefore, you must ensure optimal oral hygiene, especially in the region where the bridge is present. A slight problem with bridges is that food tends to get impacted underneath the bridge. A dental floss should be regularly used to clean this area and prevent any chances of infection in this region.