Have you lost one or more permanent teeth because of gum disease, extensive decay, or another issue? Drs. Rattner, Servais, Roosta, and Suralie may recommend a dental bridge in College Park, Maryland. A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to close the gap in your smile. A bridge consists of two or more dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the dental bridge. A dental bridge can also be supported by dental implants.
How Is a Dental Bridge Placed?
When placing a bridge, our dentists will first shape the enamel of the teeth on either side of the gap. This will allow room for the dental crowns, which anchor the bridge, to be placed over the teeth. Impressions will then be taken of your smile. These impressions will be used to create your individualized dental bridge. Once the bridge is complete, it will be cemented into place.
How Do I Care for My Dental Bridge?
To help your dental bridge last, it is imperative to keep the remaining teeth healthy, especially those on either side of the gap, as they support the dental bridge. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and use mouthwash to help prevent tooth decay and other issues. Also, visit our office often for professional dental cleanings and exams. This allows our dentists to detect and diagnose any dental issues that you have early, when they are still easy to treat. It is also important to have a healthy, balanced diet.
Please contact our dental office today to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule an appointment.