Fixed dental bridges are a great solution to fill out gaps in your smile and help to retain the structural features of your face. They can often look and feel like your natural teeth when they are done by the professionals at Dental Implants Boca Raton. Having a full set of teeth whether they be your natural teeth or through a dental bridge can do wonders for your confidence and give you a new sense of positivity in your life. Here we will explain about the benefits and procedure for fixed bridges.
For each of our dental procedures, our first step with the experts at Dental Implants Boca Raton is to conduct an assessment of your mouth. If you have some missing teeth, it could be due to an underlying issue which we would like to first address so that you do not have issues continuing after your dental bridge is fixed. It may mean that to have long lasting success of your dental bridge that you need to have some additional teeth removed. Doing things the right way and having a thorough assessment of your mouth is integral in the overall progress and success of your dental bridge.
A dental bridge is teeth that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Firstly these healthy teeth will need to be prepared for the fitting of the dental bridge, which is often done on the first visit and imprints of these teeth taken so that the dental bridge can fit perfectly with the existing teeth and not leave any discomfort after the bridge has been fitted. On the second appointment we will have the bridge prepared and ready to fit to your mouth. A local anesthetic will be used to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Lifespan of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges generally have a lifespan of approximately 5 to 15 years, dependent on how well the individual takes care of their bridge. Care must always be taken after dental procedures to ensure that the moth adjusts to the new installation and that there is no discomfort. This is considered to be a permanent option, however does not have as long of a lifespan as other procedures such as implants. A dental bridge is a far less invasive technique of replacing missing teeth and as such is often a preference for a number of our clients who are concerned with the procedures surrounding implants.
As long as you are alive your mouth and teeth will require ongoing maintenance to ensure your oral hygiene and appearance of your face and smile. As a fixed dental bridge is not removable, you will complete your daily oral hygiene routine as you would with a full set of natural teeth. These will require daily brushing, flossing and a mouth wash that assists in the health of your gums. You will also need to keep up with your annual dental checkups.