Preventive dental care and advancements in dentistry help you preserve your natural teeth for life. Unfortunately, tooth loss is still a common problem despite these measures and developments. Luckily, at Smile In Style, Diem Do, DDS, in Marrero, Louisiana, we restore missing teeth with porcelain dental bridges. We use durable and lifelike materials to create dental restorations that blend with the rest of your smile.
What are dental bridges?
If you have lost one, two, or several teeth in a row, dental bridges are an excellent solution to bridge the gap. There are different types of bridges, and it’s best to discuss them with your dentist to get the best solution for you.
A traditional bridge is the most common and is created using porcelain fused with metal. The conventional bridge consists of two crowns anchored on the teeth (abutment teeth) at either side of the gap. We prefer porcelain dental bridges at our clinic because the material closely resembles your natural teeth.
What does getting a dental bridge involve?
To get porcelain dental bridges, you need at least two appointments with Dr. Diem Do. In the first visit, we start by examining your oral health. If you have cavities or tooth decay, we first address these issues before installing a bridge. If all is good to go, we numb the area adjacent to the gap and then file down the anchoring teeth to install dental crowns. Next, we take accurate dental impressions of your teeth and send the images to a dental lab to create your crowns. In the meantime, you will wear temporal bridges until your permanent ones are ready.
In your second visit, your permanent bridges will be checked before fitment. If needed, your dentist will make adjustments until your bite feels normal. Finally, we will give you instructions on caring for your bridges, so they last for long.
Benefits of dental bridges
Not sure about dental bridges? Please consider the health benefits of installing a dental bridge listed below.
- It restores your incomplete smile
- Boosts your self-esteem and confidence
- Improves your chewing ability
- Restores your natural speech
- It prevents the nearby teeth from shifting into the space
- Maintains your face’s natural shape
Want to fill up the space in your mouth with a dental bridge? You are on the right track. All you need to do is dial (504) 340-9400 to book an appointment with Smile In Style, Diem Do, DDS. Our high-quality dental bridges will give you a reason to smile.
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