At Ardent Dental Art, dental bridges are an excellent choice for restoring your smile’s appearance and function. The loss of a tooth can negatively impact the appearance of your smile. You may feel self-conscious about smiling, speaking, laughing, and eating around others if you have gaps in your teeth. Dental bridges can restore your beautiful smile and fill any gaps in your teeth. Modern dental bridges are strong and durable restorations that can last many years with proper care and regular checkups with your dentists. You should brush and floss your bridge daily and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and routine exams to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years.
Dental bridges are permanently fixed in place and can only be removed by a dentist. The bridge will be customized to fit your mouth, so it will feel natural and look perfect when in place. Your dentist will match their shade and shape to the surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. A dental crown can support the bridge attached to the two anchor teeth or dental implants. These will act as anchors and hold the bridge firmly in place. If a tooth is missing, it will first need to be prepared for a bridge so that the restoration can be secured properly onto the tooth’s root.
When you come in for your consultation, we will assess the health of your smile and determine the best way to restore your smile. The dentist will prepare the anchor teeth and place a temporary bridge during the first appointment. On the second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the new bridge will be placed in your mouth. We will secure it using strong cement so it will not fall out or become loose over time. Maintaining good dental hygiene habits is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy so your restorations can last long before they need replacement. Good oral hygiene includes brushing twice daily, flossing daily, eating a healthy, balanced diet, and having your teeth professionally cleaned and examined at least twice a year. This can also help prevent plaque buildup and gingivitis, leading to more serious oral health concerns if left untreated.
If you are looking for a way to improve your smile and restore the function of your mouth, ask our dentist if a dental bridge is right for you and your oral health needs. For more information, visit Ardent Dental Arts at 14 Wilson Ave #4, Englishtown, NJ 07726, or call (732) 627-4108