Dental Bridges in Covington

What are

Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a restorative dentistry treatment that is a time-tested solution for replacing missing teeth. They are essentially false teeth, known as pontics, which are held in place by the abutment teeth on either side of the gap. These bridges are custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and a natural appearance. The pontics can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges not only restore an attractive smile but also help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate the stress on your bite.

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The Dental Bridges

Treatment Process

Initial Consultation and Preparation
The first step in getting dental bridges involves a thorough examination by your Convington dentist at Cornerstone Dentistry. She will evaluate your oral health, discuss your needs and preferences, and determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. If you're a suitable candidate, Dr. Lascari will prepare the abutment teeth by recontouring them to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth will be taken, which will serve as a model from which the dental lab will create your bridge.

Temporary Bridge Placement
Once your teeth have been prepared, Dr. Lascari will install a temporary bridge to protect your exposed teeth and gums while your permanent bridge is being constructed. This temporary bridge is custom-made to fit your mouth and should be worn until your next appointment.

Permanent Bridge Placement
During your next visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit. It may take multiple visits to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. Once all adjustments have been made, the bridge will be cemented into place.

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The Benefits

Of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for those missing one or more teeth.

Restore Your Smile
One of the most noticeable benefits of dental bridges is the restoration of your smile. A missing tooth can significantly impact your appearance and self-confidence. Dental bridges fill in these gaps with a prosthetic tooth that looks and feels like a natural tooth, giving you a complete and confident smile.

Improve Function
Dental bridges not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also improve function. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly. With a dental bridge, you can enjoy your favorite foods without worry and speak more clearly.

Prevent Dental Issues
A missing tooth can lead to a host of dental issues, including shifting teeth, jawbone loss, and an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dental bridges help maintain the alignment of your remaining teeth and distribute the forces in your bite properly, preventing these potential problems.

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