Having a dental bridge can change the way you look, feel and act. Nobody wants to have missing teeth and nobody should want to have gaps in their smile. An attractive smile is available to everyone these days, and whether you have one missing tooth or a few missing teeth, for whatever reason, a dental bridge can change your life Personality.
A dental bridge is a piece of dental technology, made out of metal and covered in either porcelain, a ceramic material or resin, that can suspend a false tooth or teeth over a gap. A dentist will assess your teeth and the general state of your mouth, and if a dental bridge is required, will take a mould of your mouth. A dental bridge will be specially designed for you, and can usually be fitted in just one sitting. Dental bridges today are easy to design, easy to fit, and for the wearer, easy to use, maintain and keep clean.
Good dental bridges will:
- Look like, or better than, your existing teeth.
- Fit well and feel natural.
- Ensure you look good.
- Make it easier to smile, talk and eat.
- Give you back your confidence.
It does not really matter why you have lost your tooth or teeth. It could be from an accident, tooth decay from poor oral hygiene or genetic disposition, or perhaps from illness. Sometimes, people live with missing teeth for years, not knowing how easy it would be to fix. Having a missing tooth, or teeth, changes your personality. Anyone with oral problems knows that it is easy to stop talking, stop socializing and stop smiling. A dental bridge can change all that.
Who is a candidate for a dental bridge?
Anyone with a missing tooth or several missing teeth can be a candidate for a dental bridge. The important thing is to make an appointment with your dentist and have them assess your teeth. A good dentist will always give you options. If you have just one missing tooth, your dentist may suggest a dental implant. If you have a few gaps, he or she may suggest a dental bridge. If you are young and are missing a tooth, perhaps because of a sporting injury or similar, an implant might be wiser. If you are older and dentures or a dental bridge are a better option, your dentist will tell you.
Is a dental bridge affordable?
There is an idea that all dental procedures are expensive. This is not necessarily true and it is a good idea to ask your dental clinic, in this case the American Medical and Dental Centre, for a price list or indication or prices. Many dental treatments are covered by various health care plans, and getting a dental bridge is a lot more accessible than you think. Taking care of your teeth is always the better option. The earlier you take care of your teeth, the less likely you are to have problems in the future.
What exactly is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth, literally by ‘bridging’ the gaps in the mouth. Generally, a dental bridge comprises a crown or a series of crowns that are attached together on a bridge. The bridge is fitted and is then placed in the mouth. Dental bridges are not permanent in that the wearer can take them in or out, as needed. They are easy to care for, easy to clean and maintain and can last for years and years. The false teeth will be made to look like the other existing teeth, in both colour and shape. Some people may prefer their dental bridge to have whiter or shinier teeth, and the dentist can then whiten the other teeth so all the teeth match and look natural.
What should I expect when I get a dental bridge?
At your first appointment your dentist will assess your mouth and general oral hygiene. He or she will then take an impression of your mouth, which will serve as a model for the dental technicians. While your bridge is being personally designed, your dentist may give you a temporary bridge to wear. The process:-
A dental appointment and assessment.
An impression of your mouth will be made.
A dental technician will design a dental bridge specifically for your mouth.
You will be given a temporary dental bridge in the interim period.
Your bridge will be fitted.
Your dentist will guide you, about special care for your bridge.
Your new smile will be fabulous!