What's a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a special type of restoration that is specific to people who are missing a tooth. Rather than wear a partial denture, the bridge can be placed as a way to replace what’s not there. Bridges are made to look like your own natural teeth. At Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we ensure that each bridge is made to last a long time and to provide you with a durable replacement for your tooth.

Why would someone need a Dental Bridge?

The reason one of our patients may need a bridge is because they’re missing a tooth. The tooth could have been pulled or fallen out on its own. Regardless of the reason for the tooth being out, it is important to replace it with a bridge. Bridges not only improve overall appearance of the smile, but they can be helpful for individuals who have issues chewing and eating.

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Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?

The dental bridge process is ideal for most people who are missing a tooth. Rather than have to deal with problems associated with missing a tooth, you can benefit from having a bridge placed. These restorations are essential for individuals who would like to improve how they look as well. Dr. Rivers can examine your smile to see if a bridge is the right solution to all of your dental-related needs.

What happens during the Dental Bridge process?

The first step is to file down the two surrounding teeth. These will act as the anchors or foundation for the new bridge. A bridge is made using impressions of your teeth and gums. Once the bridge is made, you will come back in for a second visit. The second visit involves actually placing the bridge, which takes about 20 minutes of your time. You can expect the brand new bridge to last for many years or even decades before it should be completely replaced.

If you think you would need a dental bridge, call the office today so that we can get you in for your own appointment.

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