A dental bridge is designed to bridge gaps in the bone. Dental Bridge Procedure available at Dental Cosmetic Center of Edison NJ, whereby the gap created because of the lack of a tooth, surrounding teeth will slowly begin to shift out of place to fill the void created. It is always advisable to fill such gaps in the jaw because it may result in a malocclusion, which can cause discomfort, gum disease, speech impediments, and TMJ disorder.
The gap is bridged by inserting an artificial tooth, known as a pontic, in the gap, and two anchoring dental crowns. Typically, a crown exists on either side of the pontic. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, not a temporary one. Once it has been fixed in place, it can only be removed by a dentist in Edison NJ. With proper care and oral hygiene, the lifespan of a dental bridge can go up to 10 years and even more. Dental bridge treatment ensures that no bacteria build up between the pontic and the gum tissue. the false tooth is usually secured in place to the gum with dental cement.
Our dentists ensure that bridge preparation and fitting stages, and the procedure is no more painful or uncomfortable than having a dental filling. A dental bridge provides an effective means of treating a missing tooth, non-surgically. The alternative to having a bridge fitted is a dental implant.
A dental bridge treatment covers and replaces a missing tooth. If you require a dental bridge procedure, you can expect your dentist to reshape the teeth on either side of the gap and take a dental impression. The dentist in Edison, NJ will send this impression to a lab to have the bridge made. Once it is complete, Our dentist will cement it to the reshaped teeth on either side of the gap, creating the appearance of well-shaped teeth.
Dental Bridges improve the appearance and function of your teeth, and they can last a very long time if they are properly cared for. If you have questions about or require dental crown and bridge services, find a Dental location near you or contact us online!