WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE?
Bridges earned their name because they literally bridge the gap between a missing tooth or teeth. They are made with two tooth caps (crowns) to anchor an artificial tooth (teeth) that fills the gap of a missing tooth (teeth). The crowns are known as abutments and a fake tooth is called a pontic which can be made of many different materials. We make ours using porcelain and some can be found mixed with high-quality metals.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Dental bridges require multiple appointments because Dr. Daniyar has to prepare planned supporting teeth of the bridge for caps (crowns). Once this is done an impression or a digital scan of newly shaped teeth is taken and then forwarded to one of the high quality dental labs, to which Dr. Daniyar assigns his work. During the same visit Dr. Daniyar will use a temporary bridge to maintain and restore the teeth shape and function as well as keep you comfortable while your final bridge is being made. At the second appointment, Dr Daniyar will remove the temporary bridge and fit the permanent bridge in place. Once we confirmed that the newly made dental restoration meets our highest standard quality requirements, the bridge is cemented into place. Patients can expect that once the permanent bridge is placed that all the functions will be restored and aesthetic problems will be addressed. Once the treatment is completed we will see you for your recommended maintenance every 3 to 6 months.
WHY DO I NEED A BRIDGE?
Bridges have an important job maintaining structural balance in your mouth and avoiding changes in your face. Gaps and missing teeth can affect the shape of your face and eating or speaking properly. It can get worse when teeth begin to shift when the force in your mouth is not evenly distributed and can cause serious, long-term damage.