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What Is A Dental Bridge?

Do you have a tooth missing? If so, our experts could advise you to think about getting a dental bridge. Our dentists employ dental bridges, a kind of restorative dentistry, to bridge gaps between a patient’s teeth. They are used to close spaces left by one or more missing teeth.

Dental bridges provide your teeth a more natural appearance while also adding stability. Dental bridges are a restorative dentistry solution that our team at Pasadena Advanced Dentistry is glad to provide to our patients.

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How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Dental bridges are devices designed to fill the spaces between teeth left by a missing or extracted tooth. Most conventional bridges have two dental crowns that link to the neighboring healthy teeth and one fake tooth that is cemented to the crowns in the middle.

Porcelain, gold, or other metals may be used to create dental bridges. Dental bridges stabilize your original teeth, which helps to lessen the possibility of teeth moving following tooth loss.

What Steps Must I Take To Get A Dental Bridge?

The preparation of the teeth for the bridge takes place at the first visit for your dental bridge surgery. These teeth must be reshaped by having a little portion of enamel removed in order to make place for a crown to cover them.

In order to manufacture the bridge and crowns, molds of your teeth will be prepared next. While your bridge is being created, your dentist may create a temporary bridge to cover the exposed teeth and gums.

The temporary bridge will be removed and replaced with a lab-made, personalized bridge at your second session. If any alterations are required to obtain a perfect fit, they will be done. It can take many trips to inspect the bridge’s fit. In order to ensure that the dental bridge fits correctly, the dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a few weeks if it is a permanent bridge.

Why Get A Dental Bridge?

The following are some causes why you could need a dental bridge:

  • Your teeth are chipped or broken.
  • Your teeth are brittle and prone to breaking.
  • Your missing teeth.

To find out whether you’re a good candidate for dental bridges in Pasadena, please book an appointment with one of our experts.

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

As for the typical lifespan of a dental bridge, it’s not unusual for a bridge to last 10 years or more provided you maintain proper oral hygiene and go to frequent dental checkups. If you notice any issues with your bridge please make an appointment to get it checked out by one of our experts.

Recovery Following A Dental Bridge Installation

Our medical team at Pasadena Advanced Dentistry will do everything necessary to make the recovery process as simple as possible after you get dental bridges. Dental bridge recipients could feel a little stiffness and soreness following the procedure which is normal and will go away on its own. After getting dental bridges, your gums may require a few weeks to fully recover after which you won’t even notice you have a dental bridge installed.

Are Dental Bridges Painful?

A dental bridge installation procedure may entail several painful or uncomfortable phases. However, the use of anesthetic often reduces these sensations.

During the service, if you experience any pain or discomfort, tell your dentist right away.

Learn More About Our Dental Bridges At Pasadena Advanced Dentistry

Throughout the entirety of your dental bridge procedure, Pasadena Advanced Dentistry and our team of diverse dentists are attentive to your needs, goals, and worries. While you are here at our clinic, we want to do all we can to make sure you have an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

To arrange an appointment for the installation of a dental bridge, please get in touch with our professionals by filling out a contact form or giving us a call right away. We will be sure to get you started as soon as possible!

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