Restore Your Smile with Dental Bridges
Anyone who has a tooth missing or needs to have a tooth extracted but has healthy teeth on either side may want to consider having a bridge. This is a procedure in which the healthy teeth on either side of the gap are prepared to receive the bridge.
To prepare the teeth, some of the tooth structure is removed. While the tooth structure is being removed, you will be given numbing agents so you will not feel a thing. The bridge is then fabricated to look exactly like the missing tooth and the teeth on either side from an impression that is made before your teeth are prepared. The fabrication is then cemented onto the prepared teeth to provide you with a seamless smile that appears as if you never lost a tooth in the first place. Bridges can be fabricated entirely out of gold, can be made of porcelain with a gold base, or can be made entirely from porcelain (similar to certain veneers) for a more natural look. The entire process can take a few weeks, as it is necessary to allow your gums to heal and for the bridge to be fabricated.
Why You Need It
When you have missing teeth, it can affect your ability to chew or perform regular oral functions. When a bridge is put in place, it restores your ability to function normally when biting or chewing. Additionally, having a bridge makes it possible to prevent decay to surrounding teeth. Bone loss in the jaw, as well as gum disease, can also be slowed down or halted thanks to having a bridge installed.
Once the bridge is installed, your smile is completely restored. If you choose to go with an all gold bridge, your smile can be enhanced with a unique adornment. Of course, the biggest benefit to you is the protection a bridge offers to your health. Not only does it help to protect your oral health, but it helps you to properly chew and digest your food. The improvement to your appearance is another big benefit of having a bridge installed. Rather than being embarrassed about a missing tooth, you can have a healthy smile you want to show off to the world.
Get Your Bridge from Dr. Darren Flowers
When you have made the decision you are ready for a bridge, Dr. Darren Flowers is ready to help. Located in Anthem, Ariz., Dr. Flowers has provided this procedure to countless patients just like you. His friendly and attentive staff is available to answer all of your questions and to make the procedure as painless as possible. Your smile and your health are of the utmost importance to Dr. Darren Flowers, and he takes pride in the work he does. From the moment you walk in the door to the day your bridge is cemented into place, you will feel cared for. Your bridge will be fashioned to exactly match the rest of your smile, so you will have a healthy and beautiful smile when the procedure is finished.