What are dental bridges?
Missing teeth have the ability to be more of a problem than just aesthetic. If you have gaps present, it may cause your remaining teeth to shift and result in issues in your bite, when you chew, and it can even impair your speech. A dental bridge improves the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or both. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA, our professionals offer dental bridges with high-quality materials that will help to restore your beautiful smile. If you have one or more teeth missing from your smile, schedule a consultative appointment to get more information about your restoration options with a dental bridge.
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who is a good candidate for a fixed bridge?
You may be surprised to learn that the teeth in your mouth are all perfectly balanced to operate in the way that works best for you. When that is disrupted by missing teeth, it can impact your oral health in more ways than you realize. In time, a missing tooth can lead to teeth shifting, causing bite problems (overbite, underbite, crossbite) and gum or jawbone atrophy. To place a bridge, the surrounding teeth must be healthy enough to hold the restoration with sufficient density in the jawbone and gums. At our Hamburg, PA practice, we at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry work with you to find the dental bridges that work uniquely for you.
how are dental bridges placed?
Once our dentists at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry have examined your mouth to determine the ideal dental bridge for you, x-rays and impressions will be taken. We will then determine what treatment is best and whether we need to refer your therapy out to a specialist. A temporary bridge can be placed while your custom one is being made, and as soon as your bridge is ready, the necessary areas of your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia. Other dental anesthesia or sedation methods may be discussed for fears or anxieties so you will be comfortable during the procedure. Contact our Hamburg, PA office to learn more.
what is aftercare like with a Dental bridge?
After your dental bridge is placed by our team, you should notice an immediate difference in the function and appearance of your teeth. In the case that your bridge feels loose after it has been placed, you can schedule a follow-up appointment at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our dental professionals will teach you how to maintain your dental bridge, including the ways to keep it clean and what foods to avoid. It is important to frequently clean your bridge and mouth since cavities can still develop under the bridge. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for many years. You need to schedule appointments in our Hamburg, PA office to get an annual dental examination and biannual dental cleanings. During that time, we can evaluate the wear and health of your dental bridge to decide if it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Will Insurance Cover my bridgework?
Dental insurance will usually pay in part to have your dental restoration completed. Let our team talk to your provider to discuss how much is covered and if you’ll have any out-of-pocket costs. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to give our patients many different options when it comes to dental care. We have medical financing options and CareCredit®.
enhance your health and your smile
You deserve to have a smile that not only brings you joy in the way it looks but one that keeps you healthy, too. If you put off having a gap fixed, it could actually lead to more damage down the line. Schedule a consultation with our team at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to learn more about dental bridge restorations and the options that match your unique needs. We are proud to offer custom dental restorations that can improve the appearance and health of your smile. Contact our team in Hamburg, PA to make your appointment.