A dental bridge is a fixed appliance and is an excellent way that restorative dentistry has found to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges are replacement teeth or a single tooth fused between two dental crowns. The artificial teeth are fixed in place to take the place of a missing tooth or teeth. It is called a fixed bridge because it is permanently placed and cannot be removed like dentures. There are several types of bridges. Our professionals will discuss with you the best options for your particular case.
The traditional bridge is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth, which are called abutment teeth, and are attached to pontics (the artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Our team, Dr. Xixi Wu is experienced with installing dental bridges and can fill in your tooth gaps.
What Does Getting a Fixed Bridge Involve?
Getting a dental bridge usually requires two or more visits. After our team numbs the abutment teeth, the numbed teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly-accurate mold is made and sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. Also, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until the next appointment. The permanent bridge will be carefully checked by our professionals, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit at the second visit. Occasionally, we may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing the patient’s teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time. We will provide care instructions after the end of the treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of the new permanent bridge.
What Are the Benefits of Partial Fixed Bridges?
Dental bridges are quick and easy to fabricate. A patient can have a permanent bridge cemented in place within a few weeks assuming the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy. Patients often choose a bridge due to the short amount of time it takes to restore the completion and cement in place so it does not move. Bridges satisfy criteria to replace normal contour, comfort, function, aesthetics, speech, and oral health. Bridges help reduce gum disease and help in correcting some bite issues. Bridges can last as long as 10 years or more.
Patients have many options when it comes to replacing single missing teeth. In addition to partial fixed bridges, we provide tooth restoration options such as dentures and dental implants. Patients should educate themselves on the best methods to restore their mouths to oral health. Patients with remaining natural teeth that are in healthy condition can be candidates for partial bridges. Ask our professionals about all options, their benefits, and their issues. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from partial fixed bridges, call Dr. Xixi Wu at (972) 669-9444 today to schedule a consultation and to determine a dental health plan for you.
Partial Fixed Bridge | Dr. Hilton Israelson | dental implants Richardson To find out how you can benefit from partial fixed bridges, call Dr. Hilton Israelson today to schedule a consultation and to determine a dental health plan for you. Dr. Xixi Wu, 702 W. Arapaho Rd #108, Richardson, TX 75080 • (972) 669-9444 • northtexasperioimplants.com • 9/16/2023 • Page Keywords: dental implants Richardson TX •