FIXED DENTAL BRIDGES
Are you searching for a more permanent way to restore missing teeth? Ask Dr. Joe Rosenberg about whether a dental bridge is right for you! With this treatment, our dentist can provide a long-lasting, complete smile. We are also able to provide porcelain bridges, which match the color of your teeth and are stain-resistant and durable. To visit Rosenberg Family Dentistry for a fixed or porcelain dental bridge in Great Bend or St. John, Kansas, contact our office today!
If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, we may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, meaning it is non-removable. The dental bridge is anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, which are custom-made to fit your smile and are placed on the teeth or dental implants next to the space left by the missing tooth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to restore your smile, ensuring that your restoration will not easily shift or come loose. It typically requires only two visits to our practice to complete a dental bridge. Dental bridges are designed to last for many years and to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile.
Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to improve your smile by:
Restoring your ability to speak, eat and chew normally
Alleviating excess stress on the bite
Improving the shape and volume of your face
Replacing an unwanted removable partial denture
Preventing the remaining natural teeth from moving out of position
Enhancing the appearance of your smile
We will help you determine whether a custom dental bridge is the right choice for restoring your smile after tooth loss. For more information, please call or visit us today.
FAQ'S ABOUT DENTAL BRIDGES
WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE?
A dental bridge gets its name because it works to “bridge” the gap between missing teeth. Dental crowns are used to replace the missing teeth, and the system of crowns (in other words, the dental bridge) is anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap.
WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT MISSING TEETH?
Missing teeth always have to be replaced. If they are not, then the teeth that remain will begin to crowd into the gap, and this can lead to a bad bite as well as difficulty maintaining proper oral hygiene. Dental bridges not only restore your bite, they help to forestall decay in the adjacent teeth.
CAN ANYONE BENEFIT FROM DENTAL BRIDGES?
Yes, generally speaking. Complications from dental bridges are very rare, and you will find that a dental bridge will feel and work very much like your own teeth. As long as the teeth that will work to support your dental bridge are healthy, you can expect to get many years of service from your dental bridge.
ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO DENTAL BRIDGES?
As previously mentioned, dentists generally recommend implants as the “gold standard” when it comes to replacing teeth that are badly damaged, or filling gaps caused by missing teeth. So, that is one alternative to a dental bridge. The other alternative would be dentures. If you have very few teeth left, and do not want dental implants, then you could consider dentures.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DENTAL BRIDGE?
Caring for your dental bridge is as easy as caring for your natural teeth: brush and floss, and have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Because dental bridges are permanently fixed in your mouth, you will not have to take your bridge out for cleaning the way you would with dentures.