Do you have a gap due to a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? With locations in Crestview, Pensacola, and Santa Rosa Beach, Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics offers dental bridges to local residents who are looking for a way to improve their smile.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Missing teeth are a menace, which is why dental bridges are designed to quite literally bridge the gap where one or more teeth are missing. A dental bridge includes two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth in between. Dental bridges are a very common and popular way to replace missing teeth without the cost and all of the downtime that can be associated with dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge can restore not only your smile but also improve your ability to speak, chew, and bite. A bridge will also help keep your teeth in their normal position while contributing to the proper shape of your face.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Bridges?
There are several different types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin bonded bridges, also known as Maryland bridges. The type of bridge used and the material used in bridge depends on where the tooth or teeth are missing. During your first visit, the abutment teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared to hold the bridge. These teeth are cleaned, and some of the enamel is removed to make room for a crown to be placed over them and protect them.
We will make impressions of your teeth, which will serve as the mold from which your crowns and bridge will be created, and a temporary bridge will be created for you to wear until the lab has finished creating your permanent bridge. During your second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed, and your new, custom-designed permanent bridge will be applied and adjusted to ensure a perfect fit.
Recovery from Dental Bridges
Immediately after the procedure, plan on eating soft foods until you feel you can confidently bite down and chew with your new bridge. Many people who have dental bridges are surprised at how much easier eating and speaking can be. When maintained, your new dental bridge can last from 10 to 15 years.
How Much Do Dental Bridges Cost?
Your treatment will be personalized and as a result, your cost will be determined by the treatment plan itself. Dental insurance can help to cover the cost of dental bridges in certain cases, so check with your insurance provider to learn more. Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics also works to provide patients with convenient financing options through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc® to help you defray the cost of treatment via income-based and convenient payment plans.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care And Orthodontics?
Your teeth, mouth, and gums are of paramount importance to your overall health, your quality of life, and your attractiveness, which is why you should choose the patient advocate focused expertise of Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics where you have all the experts under one roof utilizing the latest innovations in dental care technology to optimize your oral health.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At your initial consultation, we will meticulously examine your teeth and address any issues that are of concern to you, with a focus on listening, hearing and understanding your needs. Contact us now for the dental experts who really care to find out if dental bridges may be right for you and your smile.
Contact our Crestview, Pensacola, or Santa Rosa Beach location to schedule an appointment to discuss dental bridges treatment.