If you have a missing tooth or even missing teeth, it is imperative to find a solution. The replacement of missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain the proper mouth functions. Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, chew, swallow, and even affects the alignment of other teeth within your mouth.
When it comes to dealing with a missing tooth or missing teeth, you only have a few options for treatment. One of the most common and recommended options for this type of oral issue is a dental bridge.
London Dental Group provides Boca Raton dental bridges in our state-of-the-art dental office. With years of experience in treating the replacement of missing teeth, we are your go-to dentist for quality solutions and top-of-the-line dental care.
Types of Dental Bridges
A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation. This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.
There are three main types of bridges:
- Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
- Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of porcelain teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
The procedure begins with the preparation of the natural teeth or abutments. We will shape the abutment teeth so that the ends of the bridge will fit comfortably on each one. The next step is to take an impression of the area. This impression will be sent to our lab where your new restoration will be crafted. While this new tooth is created, we will provide you with a temporary restoration. Our temporary restorations will resemble your natural teeth so that you can continue with your daily life without worrying about a missing or unattractive tooth.
During your second visit to the office, we will proceed with the placement of your final restoration. This bridge will be fitted comfortably into the mouth. We will make every effort to ensure that the new bridge feels exactly like your natural teeth. The final step in the process is to cement the bridge into your mouth, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are a variety of benefits associated with dental bridges used as a solution for replacing missing teeth. Below are just a few of the top benefits:
- Dental Bridges can correct speech issues caused by a missing tooth.
- Dental Bridges can improve the patient’s ability to chew and swallow.
- Dental Bridges can help you to have a sparkling smile that you will love to flaunt.
In addition, patients with implant-supported bridges receive even more benefits. This is because these types of dental implants prevent the loss of jawbone by simulating tooth roots. Many dentists typically recommend this type of dental bridge as they are more stable, secure and supportive than traditional dental bridges.
Advanced Treatment Methods
Our dentists at London Dental Group follow advanced treatment methods for dental bridge procedures. This treatment method is internationally accepted; thus, the method does not pose any risk to the oral and overall health of the patient. Apart from that, cutting-edge dental tools and advanced technology are used for dental bridge procedures. This aids the dentist to perform the treatment in an efficient and painless way.
Experienced and Qualified Dentists
At the London Dental Group, we have well-trained and certified dentists that are fully capable of performing dental bridge procedures for patients. They have years of experience, coupled with unbelievable knowledge in this field, which they use optimally to perform different dental procedures and surgeries including dental bridges. \
Initial Consultation Session Prior to Treatment
At the London Dental Group, we have all of our patients go through an initial consultation session prior to recommending and performing treatments. This session enables our dentists to gather any information on specific oral health disorder(s) the patient is suffering from and provides knowledge about their medical history. Based on the results of this session, our dentists then make the decision of whether the patient is ready for a dental bridges procedure or not.
Boca Raton Dental Bridges
At The London Dental Group, we provide dental bridges in Boca Raton. Contact us now at 888-302-7758 for more information on Boca Raton dental bridges or to schedule a consultation today.