Tooth loss can lead to poor oral health over time. It can affect a patient's ability to chew and lead to a decrease in chewing efficiency. Over time, it can cause bite problems and tooth wear. To improve oral health and address these issues, dentists use various types of dental restorations to replace lost teeth. At Comfort Care Dental, we highly recommend dental bridges as an option for tooth replacement in Boynton Beach. If you or your family members suffer from tooth loss, we invite you to visit our practice. Our dentist will examine your needs and recommend the most suitable dental restoration, including dental bridges.
A person may lose a tooth from decay, gum disease, trauma, or other diseases. Tooth loss reduces the person’s ability to chew food. As a result, he/she may choose to bite/chew on the other side of the mouth. The nearby teeth tend to get pushed towards the gap which can lead to occlusal problems. There can be more biting load on nearby teeth which can cause tooth wear. A dental bridge can take the biting load and aid biting and chewing functions. The restoration finally bridges the functional gap and improves oral health. The restoration is second only to dental implants when it comes to efficiency and functional benefits. It is supported by implants or natural teeth.
Tooth loss can cause a number of changes in the oral cavity. During the first visit of the patient, we examine the oral health, the status of nearby teeth, and the supporting bone. A conventional dental bridge has two anchoring crowns and a false tooth. The bridge can be made of metal or porcelain. The anchoring crowns are bonded over abutment teeth or dental implants. The false tooth replaces the lost tooth. The first step is to prepare the teeth which act as abutment. Some portion of the enamel layer is removed in order to make space for the crown. This is done with the help of local anesthesia. Once the teeth are prepared, we take impressions and prepare a temporary bridge at our office. The permanent bridge gets fabricated in the lab and it replaces the temporary one during the next visit. Our team guides patients about how to care for the temporary acrylic bridge.
During the next visit, we remove the temporary and clean the abutment teeth. We check the fit of the permanent bridge and resend it to make necessary adjustments. The restoration is bonded in place after confirmation of fit.
Dental bridges are an effective and efficient solution to tooth loss. At Comfort Care Dental in Boynton Beach, we offer high-quality dental bridge restorations to help improve your oral health and address any issues you may have with chewing and bite problems. Our experienced dentist will examine your needs and recommend the most suitable dental restoration option, including dental bridges. Contact us today at 561-732-8665 to schedule your appointment and learn more about how dental bridges can benefit you.
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