About Dental Bridges
There are several available varieties of fixed and removable dental bridges (also known as partial dentures). A bridge fills a gap in your teeth, which in addition to restoring the look of your smile also restores functionality and structure. Dental bridges allow patients to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. They also prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of place.
A dental bridge may be anchored to crowns placed on adjacent teeth, or attached to dental implants. Our dental bridges are made from high-quality porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or ceramic e.max®. These durable materials mimic the luminosity, color, and texture of natural tooth enamel.
An implant-supported dental bridge restores the security and function of natural, root-supported teeth. Dr. Stofer is a skilled dental surgeon who can surgically place dental implants and restore them with a beautiful custom bridge.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw bone. The implant posts are capped with abutments that connect securely to a bridge. The bridge consists of a series connected false teeth that fill the gap in your smile. In addition to supporting bridges, dental implants help strengthen the jaw bone and prevent atrophy, which naturally when teeth are lost.
Traditional Removable Bridges and Fixed Bridges
Dental implants are not for everyone. Some patients are better candidates for traditional bridgework. At Dental Solutions, we work with each patient to determine whether a traditional or implant-supported bridge is best. Traditional, removable bridges "float" between two dental crowns that cap the two teeth on either side of the gap in the smile. These bridges may be removed nightly by patients for cleaning. A fixed bridge is attached like a removable bridge, but is subsequently bonded in place for increased security. Dr. Stofer can help you determine what type of dental bridge will best meet your needs.
Your New Dental Bridge
To create your dental bridge, Dr. Stofer first makes a precise impression of your smile. Our doctor will also take special care to record the color of your natural teeth, so the bridge can be crafted to match. This information is forwarded to Dental Solutions’ partner lab, and your new appliance is usually ready in two to three weeks. We provide you with the information you need to keep your new appliance functional and beautiful for as long as possible. We will also provide any needed adjustments.
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