Missing teeth shouldn’t cause you to miss out on life. Dental bridges are a wonderful solution for filling in the gaps, completing your smile and restoring your confidence.Schedule an Appointment
Bridges are natural-looking, custom-made dental appliances consisting of an artificial tooth connected to a set of crowns, that replace a section of missing teeth for smile coherency. Their customized nature makes them difficult to detect and they also help regulate the bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth.
Bridges are bonded to existing teeth or implants and can either be semi-permanent or fixed. Removable bridges can betaken out and cleaned, while fixed bridges can only be removed by your dentist.
Dental bridges are typically made of porcelain, gold alloys, porcelain, or combinations of several materials, to ensure they’re durable and strong.
The area to be treated is numbed and a dental handpiece is used to prepare the surrounding teeth for the bridge placement. Your dentist will then take an impression of your mouth and send it to a dental lab for preparation of the customized bridge. Meanwhile, you may be fitted with a temporary bridge to protect the teeth. When your bridge is ready, it will be bonded to the teeth using a permanent or semi-permanent solution, depending on the type of bridge being installed.
It may take a few days to get used to your new bridge, but soon it will feel like your teeth are back in their peak state. You should eat soft foods for the first few days, and after the initial phase, you can return to eating all of your favorite foods.
Like any dental replacement solution, bridges can last a long time if cared for properly. Ensure that you’re brushing and flossing regularly, avoid chomping on brittle foods, and visit your dentist for six-month checkups.
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we’re always delighted to meet new patients and welcome in office regulars. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call at (219) 940-3149. We’re always happy to hear from you!Schedule an Appointment
At Anderson Dental Professionals, we’re always delighted to meet new patients and welcome in office regulars. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please give us a call at (219) 940-3149. We’re always happy to hear from you!
Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Closed