Missing teeth can make anyone reluctant to smile or laugh, and life without laughter is no life at all! They can also reduce your ability to chew well, shift your natural alignment, cause tooth loss of other teeth, and even promote gum disease. Through both cosmetic and general dentistry in Coral Gables, dental bridges can be placed to a great solution. So, here’s what you need to know!
Missing teeth can be a problem caused by many issues including tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, and they can also be caused by a congenital condition such as a cleft palate.
When teeth are missing, this causes a separation between existing teeth which leads to gaps. Dental bridges replace missing teeth with artificial ones to close the gap(s).
Getting the best dental bridges in will take at least two visits that can last about one to two hours each.
During your first visit, molds are taken and implants are shaped. You may also receive a temporary dental bridge. During your second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the new one is fitted and adjusted.
Your oral hygiene habits, lifestyle, and eating habits all affect the lifespan of your dental bridges. In general, if you practice good oral hygiene, eat healthily, and make regular visits to your dentist then dental bridges can last anywhere from five years to a lifetime!
Your health and the condition of your remaining teeth will have an impact on the success of dental bridges so it’s important to do all you can to take care of your teeth. The 3 key steps in taking care of your bridges are brushing/flossing twice every day, regular visits to your dentist for cleanings, and eating a proper diet.
For an outstanding AND well-functioning, healthy smile you’re always proud to show off , choose People First Dentistry! Call us today at 786-321-7035 to book your appointment to see how we can help you smile more!