Dental bridges are a dental device that replaces one or more teeth to restore your smile and protect your oral health. A dental lab creates your customized bridge with color-matched crowns that match your natural smile.
Your bridge attaches to either the natural teeth on both sides of your missing teeth or permanently fixed dental implants. A dental bridge may be removable or fixed, depending on your dental health needs.
A fixed bridge is sometimes called a fixed partial bridge and remains secured by attaching to implants or cemented to natural teeth. A removable bridge uses a metal, acrylic, or resin-based frame to support your crowns and connect to your healthy adjoining teeth.
The Sunrise Dental team takes time to explain why you may need a bridge and determines which bridge option is best for you.
If you have missing teeth due to decay, bone loss, or trauma, it could impact your confidence and put your oral health at risk.
Missing teeth could affect your oral health by causing:
Dental bridges maintain the space that your missing teeth leave behind, restore your vibrant smile, and protect the long-term position and health of your natural teeth.
As part of your initial consultation for a new dental bridge, the Sunrise Dental team takes digital X-rays and impressions of your teeth. Depending on the kind of bridge your dentist recommends, they may remove teeth, reshape natural teeth, or place dental implants.
You may need time between phases of treatment for your gums or bone to heal. It may take some time to create your customized dental bridge — typically a couple of weeks. While you wait, you have a temporary dental bridge in place. Once your dental bridge is ready, you return for fitting or permanently securing your new bridge.
The team takes time to educate you on how to care for your dental bridge properly. It is essential that you continue to maintain excellent oral care and regularly see the Sunrise Dental team for dental cleanings.
Schedule your bridge consultation with Sunrise Dental today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.