Gaps in your teeth may not only detract from your smile, but they may also cause your teeth to shift into empty spaces. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, provide bridges, which are sets of prosthetic teeth that fill gaps in your smile. With bridges, you can restore your smile and limit your risk of developing oral health problems. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Bridges are sets of prosthetic teeth that are used to fill gaps in your smile. Bridges are either secured to dental implants or are bonded to teeth on either side of a gap with a strong dental adhesive. Bridges are one of the most effective and affordable options when it comes to replacing missing teeth.
At Comprehensive Family Dentistry, bridges are made using the highest quality materials and the most modern techniques. The first step involves coming into the office to have impressions made of your teeth. Using these impressions, the team sends detailed plans to a dental lab where your custom bridge is produced.
Then, you return to the office to have your new bridge placed. If you already have dental implants, your dentist will carefully attach your bridge to the titanium post for added support.
If you opt for a traditional bridge without implants, your dentist will use a special dental adhesive to bond the bridge to your surrounding teeth. These teeth will act as anchors and help ensure that your bridge remains sturdy and durable.
Besides enhancing your smile, bridges will prevent your teeth from shifting into the empty spaces created by the gaps. This shifting can move your teeth out of alignment and make them more difficult to clean and care for, thus potentially causing decay and periodontal disease over time.
Bridges also help restore lost facial volume caused by missing teeth. They reverse the effects of bone loss and improve your profile.
As long as you take good care of your bridge, it should last 10 years or longer. The most important part of caring for your bridge is practicing good oral hygiene. Continue to brush and floss just like you would with your natural teeth.
You should also maintain regular visits with the team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry for cleanings and checkups. As your mouth naturally changes over the years, your bridges may need minor adjustments.
To see if a bridge is right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Comprehensive Family Dentistry today.
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