Is a dental bridge a good option for me?
When facing tooth loss or scheduling an extraction, the gap left behind in your smile can cause some stress raise questions about your future.
- Will I be able to eat the foods I love?
- Will I feel confident about the way I look?
In many cases, patients want a dental implant because they are a great long-term solution with many health benefits. Not everyone finds dental implant treatment an option for them. Bone loss, certain medications, and treatment times can be prohibitive for some patients, and they want an alternative.
Dental Bridge Process
Dental bridges are a “fixed” option, which means they will not move when you speak or eat. To create a dental bridge, Dr. Kromrey will prepare two healthy adjacent teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. These teeth will be fitted with dental crowns that suspend an artificial tooth between them. Bridges are a single unit, and once they are permanently bonded to your teeth, all you need to is give the bridge the appropriate attention to keep it healthy.
How to Care of Dental Bridge
Clean around and beneath the dental bridge to keep it free from food and bacteria. Special brushes and flossers in the local pharmacy make this easier. A periodontal infection can cause gum recession and deterioration of bone, which puts your dental bridge at risk.
For more information about the many benefits of dental bridges, contact our Lake Worth dental office.