Dental Bridge

Got Missing Teeth?

We Understand Your Concern!

We understand how missing teeth can make it difficult for you from living your day to day lifestyle such as enjoying your meals.  Dental Bridge is one of many ways our Buford Dentist can replace your missing teeth so that you can go back to enjoying your life!

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Go Back to Enjoying Your Life!

Bridge The Gap Between Your Missing Teeth

If you lose one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Dental bridges are one of many options we can provide to help restore your smile.

Dental bridges help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.

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Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a dental bridge replaces missing teeth with synthetic teeth, looks great, and bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The repair can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Our doctor can help you choose which to use based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations, and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be paired to the color of your natural teeth.

Unlike a detachable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.

An implant bridge affixes artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist suggests, its success depends on its foundation. So it’s essential to keep your maintain teeth healthy and strong.

Is a Dental Bridge right for You?

Request a Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Patel. She will be more then happy to answer any questions or provide second opinion at no charge.

Procedure for getting a Bridge

  1. Treatment planning – During this appointment, we will examine your teeth to ensure the bridge(s) are appropriate for you and discuss the procedure and its limitations. We can take X-rays and make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
  2. Tooth Preparation – The tooth (or teeth) must be diminished in size so that the bridge will fit over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, your dentist will take an impression to give an exact mold for the bridge. If porcelain is to be used, your dentist will decide the correct shade for the bridge to match the color of your existing teeth.
  3. The impression is then sent to a dental lab where they make your bridge, in the material your dentist specifies. A temporary bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent bridge is being made. When the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary bridge is removed, and the new bridge is cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.

Dental Bridge FAQs

While bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

The cost varies based on the type of bridge selected.  Dental insurance generally pay a percentage of the fee depending on the individual plan.  Visit FairHealthConsumer.com to learn more about the cost of Dental Bridge in your area.

No, actually it should make eating easier since missing teeth are replaced with a dental bridge.  We recommend that you eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces until you get used to your  bridge.

Missing teeth can cause difficulty in speaking.  Since bridges replace missing teeth, wearing one with the anterior teeth in their proper relationship will help you speak properly.

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