A bright and confident smile is an asset that everyone deserves. If you’re missing one or more teeth, it can impact your oral health and self-esteem. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a reliable solution: dental bridges. At Newfield Dental, we specialize in restoring smiles and improving oral health through high-quality dental bridges.
Understanding dental bridges
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring a comfortable and natural-looking result.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Improved Appearance: Bridges not only fill gaps in your smile but also enhance its appearance. Our skilled dentists ensure that your bridge blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, creating a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing look.
Restored Functionality: Missing teeth can make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking challenging. Dental bridges restore the functionality of your mouth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Maintaining Oral Health: Gaps in your smile can lead to oral health issues, such as shifting adjacent teeth and an increased risk of gum disease. Bridges help maintain the alignment of your teeth and prevent potential problems.
Durability: Our dental bridges are crafted from high-quality materials designed to withstand the rigors of daily use. With proper care, they can last for many years, providing a long-term solution to tooth loss.
The Bridge Placement Process
Getting a dental bridge at Newfield Dental typically involves the following steps:
Initial Consultation: During your first visit, our experienced dentists will examine your oral health, discuss your needs and preferences, and determine if a bridge is the right solution for you.
Preparation: To anchor the bridge securely, the adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) need to be prepared. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the bridge.
Impressions: Precise impressions of your teeth will be taken to create a custom bridge that fits comfortably and naturally.
Temporary Bridge: While your permanent bridge is being fabricated, you may receive a temporary bridge to protect your prepared teeth.
Placement: Once your custom bridge is ready, it will be securely attached to your abutment teeth or dental implants, completing your smile restoration.
Final Adjustments: Our team will ensure that your bridge fits perfectly, feels comfortable, and functions properly. Any necessary adjustments will be made for optimal comfort.
Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Maintaining a dental bridge is straightforward and essential for its longevity.
Brush and floss daily to keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean.
Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Newfield Dental for professional care and assessments.
Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that could damage the bridge.
Be mindful of your oral hygiene to protect the bridge’s anchoring teeth and prevent gum disease.
At Newfield Dental, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy and radiant smile. If you’re considering dental bridges to restore your missing teeth, visit our website and contact us for a consultation. Our experienced team will guide you through the process and provide you with a customized treatment plan for a beautiful, functional smile.