Dental Bridges

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Missing teeth can have a profound impact on your smile, facial appearance, bite, and overall oral health. Dental bridges provide an effective and aesthetically pleasing solution to fill the gaps and restore your smile.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, held in place by dental crowns cemented onto the adjacent teeth or implants. The bridge spans the gap where teeth are missing, restoring functionality and appearance.

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Types of Dental Bridges

  • Traditional Bridges: These are the most common type, made of porcelain fused to ceramics or metals.
  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when adjacent teeth are present on only one side of the gap.
  • Maryland Bonded Bridges: Supported by a metal or porcelain framework.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Anchored to dental implants, offering higher stability.

Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge offers multiple benefits:

  • Aesthetic Improvement: Enhances the appearance of your smile.
  • Functional Restoration: Allows you to chew and speak normally.
  • Prevention of Misalignment: Keeps surrounding teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Facial Structure Support: Helps maintain the natural shape of your face.
  • Alleviating Bite Stress: Distributes bite force evenly across teeth.

The Process of Getting a Dental Bridge at Majestic Dental

  • Consultation and Examination: Our team will assess your dental health and determine the best type of bridge for you.
  • Preparation: Adjacent teeth are reshaped to accommodate the crowns.
  • Impressions and Temporary Bridge: Impressions are taken for the custom bridge, and a temporary bridge is placed.
  • Creation of the Bridge: Your bridge is crafted in a lab using materials like porcelain, gold, or alloys.
  • Placement and Adjustment: The temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is fitted and adjusted as necessary.
  • Follow-up Care: Regular check-ups ensure the bridge is functioning correctly.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

With proper care, dental bridges can last over a decade. Care includes:

  • Regular Cleaning: Brushing and flossing to keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean.
  • Professional Check-ups: Regular visits to Majestic Dental for professional cleaning and examination.
  • Avoiding Hard Foods: Being mindful of chewing habits to avoid damaging the bridge.

Are Dental Bridges Right for You?

Dental bridges can be an excellent solution for many, but they may not be suitable for everyone. Factors affecting eligibility include the health of adjacent teeth, gum health, and personal preferences. Our team at Majestic Dental is dedicated to working with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.

Dental bridges are a reliable and attractive way to replace missing teeth, restore functionality, and enhance your smile. At Majestic Dental, we provide customized solutions, utilizing cutting-edge technology and materials to ensure the best fit and appearance.

Whether you are missing a single tooth or several, we invite you to consult with our experienced dental team. We are committed to providing you with the highest level of care and guiding you through the process of restoring your smile with a dental bridge. Contact Majestic Dental today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dental bridges can enhance your life.

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