Dr. Stephen Eric Enriquez
12 Hudson Valley Professional Plaza, Newburgh NY, 12550
There are many benefits of dental bridges. Maybe more important than improving your smile, dental bridges can restore your ability to chew and speak properly. Dental bridges – literally- gap the bridge between missing teeth and are supported by existing teeth or implants. Bridges are fixed restorations, meaning they are permanently fixed with cement, leaving no need for periodic removal for cleaning or while eating. Many patients are more comfortable with the idea of a fixed restoration rather than a removable one.
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What can you expect at your visit?
Here’s the process once you’ve decided to move forward with a dental bridge. During your first visit, the abutment teeth will be prepared by having a layer of enamel removed from each tooth. Then impressions of the teeth will be made, which will serve as a model for the final bridge that will be made in the lab. After the impressions are made, a temporary bridge will be created to protect exposed gums and teeth until the permanent bridge is completed. This means you will no longer see the space caused by missing teeth after your very first visit. During your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and replaced with the permanent version. Your bite will be tested to ensure comfort and a natural fit.
Unlike dentures, a dental bridge will never be removed and will work just like your natural teeth. Filling the gap from missing teeth now will stop the movement of other teeth, making a dental bridge a solid investment by eliminating other dental issues that may arise in the future. If you are someone you know is interested in a permanent alternative to dentures – give us a call today.