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Dental Bridge
Smyrna GA

The team here at Reich Dental Center, will happily replace your missing teeth to restore your smile to its former beauty.

Dental bridges perform a serious job - protecting your gums while allowing you to make your smile look amazing!

Here's some information and FAQs from Reich Dental Center about dental bridges and how they can help if you need teeth replaced.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

When you're missing one or more teeth, it's more than simply an issue with your looks – it can cause your other teeth to move.

This can cause added pain when chewing, extra tension during biting, or even difficulty speaking.

Dental bridges restore your oral health and appearance by covering gaps with an artificial tooth held in place by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or both.

Our experienced dentists provide tailor-made bridges with quality materials that'll restore your lovely smile.

If you've got missing teeth, feel free to set up an appointment to know more about our dental restoration options.

What Is the Procedure for Getting a Dental Bridge?

Here are some simplified steps to expect during the process of getting a dental bridge placed.

•  Our dentist will apply some topical anesthetic on your gum before injecting you with an anesthetic. This will numb the part to be treated.

•  Then the dentist will reshape your teeth on both sides of the space to make room for new dental crowns that'll cover your teeth and fit between your other teeth.

•  Our dentist then takes an impression of your prepared area so we can create a custom dental bridge for you.

•  A temporary dental bridge is placed to protect your remaining tooth structures, so it's less obvious to others that you're missing some teeth.

•  Your impressions and information are sent to our dental lab, and you'll come back in about two weeks for the installation of your completed custom bridge.

•  When you return, we'll remove the temporary bridge and clean the tooth structures.

•  After making sure the bridge fits well, our dentist will place your custom bridge with special permanent dental cement. After getting rid of any extra cement, you can now enjoy your new bridge as though it were real.

Are Dental Bridges Permanent?

There are two types of dental bridges: fixed and removable.

If you choose to have a removable bridge, you'll be able to remove it at night or when you are having surgery.

If you choose fixed bridges, the bridge is permanent, and you won't be able to remove it.

What Does a Dental Bridge Look Like?

Bridges can be shaped in different ways, and their look will depend on their function - which determines where the bridge sits in your mouth.

•  The traditional bridge replaces missing teeth by being cemented in between two teeth. Usually, the ends of the bridge are cemented onto the adjacent teeth.

Traditional bridges can be used on either jaw, on the front, rear, or middle teeth.

•  You can also have a cantilever bridge, which means the dentist only cements one end of the bridge to an adjacent tooth. Cantilever bridges are only used close to your front teeth because they are not as strong as traditional bridges.

•  In some cases, the dentist might want to use a Maryland bridge, which means that the framework for the bridge is cemented behind your teeth rather than along the sides of your teeth.

How Do You Maintain a Dental Bridge?

Maintaining a dental bridge is fairly simple, whether you have a fixed bridge or a removable bridge.

If you have a fixed bridge, you will brush your teeth normally. You can floss underneath a fixed bridge if you need to either by using a jet of water, or by tying a knot at one end of the dental floss and threading it underneath the bridge.

If you have a removable bridge, you can simply remove it while you are brushing and flossing. Remember brushing and flossing daily can mean the difference between healthy teeth and diseased teeth.

Other Restorative Options to Replace Missing Teeth

If you aren't sure about whether you want dental bridges to replace your missing teeth, you do have options, depending on how many teeth you have lost.

If you have lost a lot of teeth, especially on one side of your mouth, you may want to think about partial dentures.

Dentures work in much the same way as bridges do, and you can remove them for brushing and flossing. That way, you can keep your remaining teeth while replacing your missing teeth.

You can also opt for dental implants to replace your teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth.

Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation with Your Smyrna, GA Dentist Today!

Do you need a bridge? Do you need to talk to someone about a dental bridge? Contact Reich Dental Center at 770-435-5450 today and let us make you an appointment.

Reich Dental Center

Robin Reich, DDS | Stacey Wingad, DMD | Megan Reich Rihan, DMD
Andrea Vita, DMD

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A dental bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. Read more here about the types of bridges, how to care for them, & more. Call us today!
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