Dental Bridges Procedure – Overview

Don’t let a missing tooth ruin your smile or confidence. Dental bridges are an affordable dental solution to the missing tooth problem and have many benefits. Let Smile Park Dental help you fix that gap so you can get back to eating and smile without problems. Dental Bridges actually bridge a gap in the mouth. 


Bridges are used to join teeth on each side of a missing tooth. The pontic tooth is the replacement for the missing tooth, with the teeth on the sides being called abutments. There are three different types of dental bridges, and each type has a special advantage for a different situation. 


  • Traditional bridges
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Maryland Bonded bridges


When you have gum disease, dental implants can’t be used. You can use Dental Bridges, however, since they don’t go into the gums. Bridges won’t be affected by gum disease. Your dentist will discuss which type of bridge is best for you, and also what type of material should the bridge be made out of in your situation. Bridges can be made from gold, silver, porcelain, and metal alloys. 


Bridges can last anywhere from five to fifteen years if you practice good oral hygiene. Like usual dental care, brush, floss, and rinse twice a day. You must keep your natural teeth healthy so they can be a strong foundation for the dental bridge. You don’t always have to remove a bridge to clean it. Get your bridge checked when you go for your regular checkups.


Dental Bridge Advantages

Bridges help you eat normally, allowing you to chew like normal. They are easy to clean and take care of. Bridges protect the actual structure of the mouth, preventing any other teeth from becoming unstable due to missing teeth. Bridges are very affordable and can help your self-esteem because they look like natural teeth. 


How Are Dental Bridges Made for You?

There is a process to getting a dental bridge. Bridges are made specifically for each person who needs them. Here are five easy steps to getting a Dental Bridge:


Step One: The dentist will make sure you are comfortable by giving you a local anesthesia. Your comfort is important and we guarantee you will have a painless procedure.


Step Two: The next step is the cleaning of the teeth on each side of the gap. These teeth are cleaned and prepped for the bridge.


Step Three: The dentist will need to make an impression of the cleaned and prepared area. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory.


Step Four: You will have a temporary bridge made and put in by the dentist for about a week. 


Step Five: Once the permanent bridge is ready, you go back to the dentist who takes the temporary bridge out and puts in the new one.


At Smile Park Dental, we are here to provide the best treatments and dental solutions for your situation. If you have any further questions about Dental Bridges and if they are good for you, call us today.