Having missing teeth makes you feel uncomfortable with your smile, and it’s hard to chew when you are missing teeth. Schedule an appointment at DiBella Dental Care, and Dr. Sandra Echavarria can explain how dental bridges will restore your smile.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are appliances that Dr. Echavarria recommends for people who are missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge is comprised of two crowns on each side of a set of artificial teeth. The crowns fit over your natural teeth on each side of the opening where you are missing teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are ideal for people who don’t have enough bone for dental implants. They look just like your natural teeth, and you can easily chew your food with a dental bridge. Another benefit is that the bridge is permanent. A dental bridge lasts at least seven years, and, with good oral hygiene, a bridge can last up to 30 years or longer.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Bridges?

Dr. Echavarria makes a mold of your teeth that is used to make the bridge in a lab. Once the bridge is ready, we schedule an appointment at our office for Dr. Echavarria to install it. First, she prepares the natural teeth that will hold the crown. This involves removing some of the enamel so the crown fits over your tooth. The bridge is then attached by fitting the two crowns over your natural teeth. Dental adhesive keeps the bridge in place.

What to Expect After Dental Bridges

It may take a while to get used to your new dental bridge, especially if you have been missing teeth for a few years. You can eat as normal with your new bridge. Brush and floss the bridge the same as you do your natural teeth. Also, check the fit of the bridge. If it seems loose, or if you have any pain or discomfort, call DiBella Dental Care to schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Echavarria.

Are Dental Bridges Better Than Dentures?

Dental bridges are preferred to dentures. The bridges are permanently attached to your natural teeth, so they stay in place better than dentures. Dentures may be the only option if you are missing more teeth than what can be replaced with a dental bridge.

Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Bridges Today

Call DiBella Dental Care today to schedule an appointment for dental bridges and other oral health services. Dr. Echavarria performs a thorough exam to determine if bridges are the best option. We serve those in the Brookfield, CT, area, so reach out today.