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Dental Bridge Specialist

Dentistry For Midtown -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry For Midtown

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Oral Surgery located in Atlanta, GA

Getting a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth can stop your other teeth from shifting around and causing an uneven bite. At Dentistry For Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, the skilled team uses porcelain and ceramic dental bridges to discreetly conceal a gap and redistribute the forces of your bite. To learn more about bridges and find out if you should get a dental bridge, call Dentistry For Midtown or book an appointment online today.

Dental Bridge Q&A

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge can replace a missing tooth without surgery and without the inconvenience of a removable device. A dental bridge has stability thanks to two crowns that hold it in place. The crowns go over teeth adjacent to the gap from the missing tooth and suspend a false tooth called a pontic in the space. 

The team at Dentistry For Midtown secures the crowns of the dental bridge to the teeth next to the gap using a strong dental cement. You can then safely eat with your bridge and speak with clarity. 

Dentistry For Midtown offers ceramic and porcelain bridges to best match your natural teeth; the shade can be color-matched, so they don’t stand out or look like false teeth. 

What is the process for getting a dental bridge?

Dentistry For Midtown makes the process of getting a dental bridge as simple as possible. The team examines your teeth initially and may take images or impressions to assess how the bridge will look and fit in your mouth. 

The team prepares the teeth that will get crowns by removing a portion of their enamel. Then, they place temporary crowns until your bridge is ready, which usually takes about two weeks. While you wear the temporary crowns, you need to be mindful of what you eat so you don’t break them. 

When you return to Dentistry For Midtown, the team removes the temporary crowns and bonds the bridge to the prepared teeth. You can request sedation dentistry for either portion of the process to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you. 

How should I prepare to get a dental bridge?

Outside of the planning that takes place in the office at Dentistry For Midtown, there isn’t much to do in preparation for the bridge. One recommendation is to whiten your teeth beforehand because the porcelain or ceramic in a bridge will not whiten. 

When you whiten your teeth before getting a bridge, your dentist can match the prosthetic to the whiter color of your natural teeth. 

What are the benefits of getting a dental bridge?

Choosing some form of replacement for a missing tooth is always preferable to the resulting gap. By getting a bridge, you can:

  • Avoid shifting migration
  • Maintain your facial shape
  • Redistribute your bite to avoid damaging particular teeth
  • Chew more easily
  • Speak without a lisp or other impediment resulting from a missing tooth

Compared to implants, bridges are easier to get and do not involve surgery – in comparison to a partial denture, bridges are sturdier and non-removable. 

To explore the benefits of bridges further and with the guidance of your trusted dentist, call Dentistry For Midtown or book an appointment online today.