My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Understand What Dental Bridges Offer

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If you are missing one or even a few teeth then you want to figure out the best way for you to replace them. Not replacing missing teeth can make it harder for you to eat, make it more difficult for you to speak clearly, and it can affect the look of your smile if any of your missing teeth happen to be in your visible smile line. One way you can go about replacing missing teeth in many cases is to have a dental bridge put in. You can learn about a bridge here so you can determine whether or not you may want to go this route:

A dental bridge has several components

The first thing you should understand about a dental bridge is it includes a few different components. It will have replacement teeth built into it that will be situated in your mouth right where your teeth are missing from. They are designed to look real and will even match the shape and color of the rest of your real teeth. They will also have crowns that will be put on your real teeth so the bridge has strength and stability. The bridge is all fused together so it is one solid piece that contains all the necessary teeth and crowns.

A dental bridge can include dental implants

If you don't have teeth that are capable of having crowns put on them to anchor the bridge, then dental implants may be included in its design. When the bridge has implants it will take more steps for you to be able to have the bridge completely put in. This is due to the fact that you will have to go through the necessary steps for getting an implant first. This involves fusing a post to your jawbone and allowing for it to heal, then putting on the attachment which is followed by more healing time. After this, the dentist can put the bridge in place and you will be able to leave the office with your new teeth.

A dental bridge needs to be cared for

Don't make the mistake of thinking that you can get away with brushing less often and eat what you want because you have a dental bridge. The teeth on the bridge still need to be cared for like your real teeth do. They can also chip and break like real teeth, so never use them as tools or eat very hard foods. Since the bridge is one solid piece you won't be able to floss between them as you would your real teeth, but a waterpik can help remove food from their crevices.

For more information, you will want to speak to a company such as Stone & Johnson Dental Group.


18 May 2017