Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area. We are able to use the mold using CEREC to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible all in one visit. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.

dental-bridgeIf you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

At Verbarg Dentistry, we are now able to use our CEREC technology to create your dental bridges, mill them onsite and place the restoration – all in the same visit.

 

Related Bridgework Articles

Bridgework - Dear Doctor MagazineFixed vs. Removable
For those patients who have lost all their teeth, but have not lost significant bone, a fixed bridge (permanent non-removable teeth) may be the treatment of choice since the new bridge is not needed for facial and lip support. However, not all patients are candidates for this treatment… Read Article

Implants vs Bridgework - Dear Doctor MagazineImplants vs. Bridgework
Considerations to help you decide what is right for you. However, a discussion with your dentist is necessary to discuss your specific situation. Please see your dentist to review all the risks, benefits and alternatives to determine which option is best for you… Read Article