Are you unhappy with your dentures or sick of having missing teeth? Thanks to advances in technology you can now have longer-lasting artificial teeth which won’t just restore your smile but also allow you to speak and eat in comfort. At Moore Dental, you’ll find affordable dental bridges in Carthage and Flowood, where you’ll have a new reason to smile again.
Why Use a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge will often be used to improve the appearance and oral functions of the mouth. This is possible because the bridge can help support the cheeks and lips, providing comfort and structure while you drink or chew. Patients will generally opt for dental bridges to fix broken areas or missing teeth, which will usually experience a higher risk of gum disease. Moreover, such problems can also lead to speech disordered and other potentially harmful disorders. Because of this, it’s best to take a dental bridge procedure sooner than later. This is where our dental specialists can help to ensure that your bridges are the perfect fit for you.
Are Dental Bridges Permanent?
Bridges and crowns can last for a long time if you take good care of them. Dental bridges will typically last long, where good hygiene and regular checkups can help them last over 10 years. To ensure their extended life span, be sure to care for them like you would your teeth, which includes:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing daily
- Visiting the dentist at least twice a year to have your restorations checked
How Many Teeth Can Be on a Bridge?
Depending on the patient’s needs, a dental bridge can be used to cover up to four teeth. It is, however, common to have one or two teeth replaced, and in some cases, more than four teeth can be covered. But before this can take place, there are a few factors that need to be considered. For a dental crown to work, there will need to be enough teeth present inside the mouth. Furthermore, the teeth to be used for anchoring will need to be in good shape, which means they need to be healthy and strong. Another thing you need to consider is that dental bridges may not be as stable if it needs to replace three or more teeth. Working on a gap with four missing teeth will need a big dental bridge, and the bigger the dental bridge needs to extend, the less stability it will have. In other words, while it may be possible for dental bridges to cover for multiple missing teeth, it can be risky. Moreover, the patient’s remaining teeth will need to be at their best to achieve great results. Can a Dental Bridge Be Done in One Day? If you need quick dental bridges and are looking for same-day services, Moore Dental can provide you with a great oral health solution. First, our dentist will take three-dimensional images of your teeth, where they’ll be used to create the bridge. After a few hours, our dentist will be able to place the dental bridge — a quick and easy way to get the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted.
1. Why Would I Need a Dental Bridge?
Missing teeth and gaps need to be filled, no matter how they came to be. Some of the most common reasons behind missing teeth are gum disease, tooth decay, as well as injury. A dental bridge — often made out of metal or porcelain — can be fitted to perfectly cover the gap.
2. What Can I Expect Out of a Crown or Bridge?
Our dentists use only high-quality restorations that are usually arranged for two visits for the best results. For your first appointment, we’ll get to work with preparing your teeth for restoration, where an impression will be taken and sent to our dental laboratory. Here, your bridge or crown will be custom-made and ready for your next visit, when your new custom bridge or crown will be secured into place.
3. How are Dental Bridges Placed?
When a dental bridge is needed for replacing teeth, our dentist will get to work on cementing the fixture to the teeth on the other side of the gap, which works on both natural and artificial teeth. This bonding or cement will hold the dental bridge in place, effectively bridging the gap between the teeth. As such, the whole process will take some time since the bridge will need to be custom-made. Even so, committing to the process will be worth it, because it will help you speak, eat, and smile normally.
Why use a dental bridge?
It's important to fill in the gaps when your teeth are missing. A dental bridge, which is most often made of porcelain or metal, can be fitted in order to fill in the gap. Think of it like a filling in a wall, but for your mouth. The most common causes of missing teeth are tooth decay, gum disease and injury. Or you may have been born with missing teeth due to a congenital condition.
Are dental bridges permanent?
Dental bridges are typically long lasting. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, they can last for more than 10 years.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
Crowns and bridges can last for many years if they are well-cared for. They should be taken care of in the same manner as natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist at least every six months, so all restorations can be checked.
What can I expect when I get a crown or bridge?
At Moore Dental of Carthage and Moore Dental Arts of Flowood, we use high-quality restorations that require at least two visits to put in place. During your first appointment, we will prepare your tooth for your restoration. An impression will be made and sent to our dental laboratory for your crown or bridge to be custom-made. On your next visit, we will secure your new crown or bridge in place.