A dental bridge is a cosmetic and restorative dental appliance that can function, look, and feel like natural teeth. We use dental bridges to fill the gap left behind by a missing tooth. We typically place the bridge using two dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the space. These two dental crowns anchor the bridge in place.
Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. They are an excellent way to restore the appearance and function of missing teeth. If you live in the South Plainfield area or beyond, contact us today to get started.
What are the Advantages of Dental Bridges?
The advantages of dental bridges include the following:
– Dental bridges restore the appearance and function of missing teeth.
– Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
– Dental bridges are custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
– Dental bridges are an affordable solution for missing teeth.
– Dental bridges do not require any surgery or anesthesia.
– Dental bridges are fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient.
What is The Placement Process?
The dental bridge placement process begins with a consultation with Dr. Shadid to determine if a dental bridge is the best option for restoring the appearance and function of your missing teeth. If a dental bridge is the best option, Dr. Shadid will take impressions of your teeth so that we can create a custom-made dental bridge. The dental bridge will be placed using two dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the empty space. In some cases, Dr. Shadid will need to prep and form these adjacent teeth to ensure a good fit for the crowns. These two dental crowns anchor the bridge in place.
How Long Do They Last?
Dental bridges can last for many years with proper care. How long a dental bridge lasts depends on various factors, including your oral hygiene habits, the type of material used to make the bridge, and how often we replace the bridge.
It would help if you took care of your dental bridge the same way you care for your natural teeth. You should brush your teeth and bridge twice per day. It would be best if you also flossed twice per day, although it is not possible to floss between the teeth that compose the bridge, as they are a row of adjacent prosthetic teeth. But you can floss and clean around the bridge to prevent the rare case that plaque and bacteria build up underneath and around it.
Also, take care when biting into things like hard candies or ice. Bridges can break and come loose. If that happens, don’t worry. We can reattach the bridge or provide you with a new one if necessary.
How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?
The cost of a dental bridge depends on various factors, including the type of material used to make the bridge and the complexity of the bridge design.
As part of our commitment to excellent care and customer service, we offer helpful financial options for any of our dental services. Our financial options include payment plans and credit arrangements. Just let us know how we can help, and we will work with you to find a solution.
Are Dental Bridges Right for Me?
The best way to determine if bridges are right for you is to consult with Dr. Shadid. Dental bridges are an excellent option for restoring the appearance and function of missing teeth, but they may not be the best option for every patient.
Get Started Today in South Plainfield or Raritan NJ
Durham Dental Center offers dental bridges in Raritan, NJ, and South Plainfield, NJ. Dr. Loay Shadid is a highly experienced dentist who offers quality dental care to patients needing a bridge. Contact Durham Dental Center today to schedule a consultation and determine if a dental bridge is the right option for you. We will work hard to restore your smile.