The quality of our lives depends on how we go about our daily activities. We find pleasure in eating, socializing, speaking, and smiling! If you have one or more missing teeth, Highrise Dental is only a phone call away. Dr. Perno may recommend a dental bridge to restore the beauty and function of your smile. Your new restoration will look and feel like your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is a permanent restoration that essentially bridges a gap left by one or more adjacent teeth. The false tooth or teeth, also known as pontics, rely on crowns placed on neighboring teeth known as abutments for support. The pontics come in different materials, but porcelain is often the choice due to its strength, durability, and beautifully natural results.
Missing teeth can impact your oral health and quality of life. A dental bridge offers numerous benefits, including the following:
We will start by numbing the area using a local anesthetic for your comfort. When you are ready, we will prepare your supporting abutment teeth by shaping them to make room for dental crowns. Next, we will take an impression of your mouth and determine the perfect shade for your new replacement teeth. We will send the impressions to our experienced partner lab technicians, who will custom-create your restoration. We will place a temporary bridge as you wait.
When your dental bridge is ready, you will return to our office. Dr. Perno will ensure your restoration provides a perfect fit and match to your smile. The last step is cementing your new bridge in place and making any adjustments needed.
It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene practices to keep your smile healthy. Make sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth as bottle openers or tools, so you don’t damage your bridge.
Your bridge is not removable and will require specific care techniques. Our team will demonstrate how to remove debris trapped under your bridge and keep the area clean. Make sure to keep up with your routine dental exams and cleanings to keep a handle on your oral health and ensure your dental bridge stays in the best shape.
If you want to learn more about restoring your smile with a dental bridge, Dr. Perno and his team at Highrise Dental are here to help. We are happy to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision for life-long oral health. We invite you to call 602-230-1161 to schedule your appointment or book one online today. We look forward to restoring your healthy, seamless smile!