Getting a Dental Bridge is a standard orthodontic procedure for patients and dentists. Every day at 32 Pearls Tacoma, patient smiles are enhanced with dental bridges. The team at 32 Pearls takes care of everything; all you have to do is sit back and relax. Your Tacoma dental team delights in taking care of you.
Reasons for Dental Bridges
Healthy teeth maintain a great jawline. An aligned jawline gives you the ability to chew and speak effectively. Without proper jawline alignment, you may feel pain, sensitivity when eating, and have trouble talking.
When teeth are lost, broken, or missing, your mouth will inappropriately shift. Dental bridges connect the spaces in between missing teeth. A crown will form a bridge and is used to affix the new false teeth or tooth.
Crowns are covers or fixtures applied to the new tooth that will form it into its original shape. Crowns often enhance the durability of the teeth and will magnify the way your teeth look and feel.
The false teeth that replace the original teeth are called Pontics. We produce Pontics from porcelain, gold, alloys, or a mixture of these.
Dental bridge of 3 teeth over molar and premolar. Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatment
Dental Bridges and Benefits
- Ability to fully smile again
- Protects surrounding teeth from movement or shifting
- Regain full usage of teeth for eating and speaking
- Replace missing teeth
Types of Dental Bridges
Cantilever Bridges is the right solution when there are teeth on only one side of the missing space. It’s not common, but it is an option to consider if needed.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
The Maryland bonded bridge or resin-bonded bridges include a false tooth or pontic attached to your existing permanent teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The new tooth connects to a set of ‘wings’ made out of porcelain or metal on one side. Maryland Bonded Bridges consist of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a framework created from plastic teeth and gums.
Maryland Bonded Bridges increase the quality of patient’s dental care.
Traditional Bridges create a crown for each side of the missing tooth. (As described above.) The pontic substitutes as a false tooth. It is a simple and most commonly used technique for dental bridges.
The Dental Bridge Procedure
In only two visits, you will be proud to smile and feel as good as new.
Preparation for abutment teeth is the first step. Abutment teeth are the teeth that support the bridge. They are also known as prosthetics and fit the area with parallel insertion. They give the crown a more realistic appearance. Removal of the enamel will help make the new crown work correctly. A new model is made from the teeth’ impressions so that the lab will manufacture the bridge, pontic, and crowns. A short-term or temporary bridge will keep exposed gums and teeth protected in the meantime.
You made it, and all is well. Your temporary bridge is ready for removal. The fitting for your new bridge will take place to guarantee your comfort. Checking the teeth and re-adjusting is often necessary to align the bridge to fit your mouth perfectly.
Sometimes, a few extra visits are necessary because every patient is genuinely different, and no one is the same. Trusting in 32 Pearls Dentistry will make your bridge process easy and comfortable.