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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges at It’s Your Time Dental

Missing teeth can disrupt essential functions like speaking, chewing, and maintaining proper alignment. Here at It’s Your Time Dental, we provide solutions to restore your smile’s function and aesthetics, including dental bridges.

Understanding Dental Bridges:

A dental bridge serves as a vital device for replacing missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, known as abutment teeth. These bridges come in two primary forms: fixed and removable.

Fixed bridges are securely bonded into place either by affixing crowns to the abutment teeth or by directly bonding artificial teeth to them. In contrast, removable bridges can be detached for cleaning and maintenance, often utilizing metal clasps or precision attachments for stability.

Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

The importance of replacing missing teeth extends beyond aesthetics to encompass oral health and functionality. Missing teeth not only hinder daily tasks like eating and speaking but can also lead to oral health complications and facial changes.

A dental bridge helps support your lips and cheeks, preventing facial sagging. Additionally, it distributes chewing forces evenly, reducing stress on gums and surrounding tissues, and minimizing the risk of gum disease and speech disorders associated with tooth loss.

The Attachment Process:

Attaching a dental bridge typically involves two to three appointments. During the initial visit, our skilled dentist will prepare the adjacent teeth by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin to accommodate the bridge.

Precise impressions of your teeth are then taken and sent to our trusted dental lab, where the custom bridge is meticulously fabricated to ensure a precise fit and natural appearance. Once ready, the fixed bridge is cemented onto the natural teeth adjacent to the gap, with a false tooth (pontic) filling the space left by the missing tooth. Dental crowns provide additional support for the bridge.

Maintaining Your Bridge:

To prolong the lifespan of your bridge and surrounding teeth, it’s crucial to maintain a strict oral hygiene regimen, including regular brushing and flossing. Proper care is essential as the bridge relies on neighboring teeth for support and stability.

Let Us Give You Your Dream Smile

At It’s Your Time Dental, we’re dedicated to restoring your smile’s health, function, and beauty with advanced dental solutions like dental bridges. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a complete, confident smile.

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