Dental Bridges – A Seamless Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental Bridges

What Are Dental Bridges and How Can They Help?

Dental bridges are a restorative solution used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth. Bridges not only restore the aesthetics of your smile but also prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth and aid in maintaining proper bite alignment.

What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?

The process of getting a dental bridge at Paya Dental typically involves:

  • Initial Consultation: A thorough examination to determine if a bridge is the best solution for your missing teeth.
  • Preparation: The teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared for crown placement.
  • Impressions: We take precise impressions of your teeth to ensure a custom fit.
  • Bridge Fabrication: Your bridge is crafted in a dental lab to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
  • Final Fitting: The completed bridge is checked for fit and comfort and then cemented into place.

What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?

Paya Dental offers several types of bridges, including:

  • Traditional Bridges: The most common type, involving crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a pontic in between.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Maryland Bridges: A conservative alternative that uses a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the backs of adjacent teeth.

How Do You Care for Your Dental Bridge?

Caring for a dental bridge is crucial for its longevity. This includes:

  • Regular brushing and flossing to prevent decay and gum disease.
  • Avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage the bridge.
  • Routine dental check-ups for professional cleaning and bridge inspection.

Schedule Your Dental Bridge Consultation

Missing teeth? A dental bridge might be the ideal solution for you. Schedule a consultation with Paya Dental to explore your options and get started on your path to a complete smile.

Complete Your Smile with a Custom Dental Bridge

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