Dental bridges are used in Miami to fill a gap of missing teeth in the mouth. This bridge is made up of two or more crowns for either side of a gap along with false teeth in between these anchoring teeth. Dental bridges can be supported by either natural teeth or dental implants. Our expert dental team at Miami Smile Dental can evaluate a patient’s teeth and gums to determine whether dental bridges are meant for them.
Types of Dental Bridges
Bridges can be used to restore the function of the teeth, maintain proper shape of one’s face, restore a smile, to fix a bite, or to prevent other teeth from moving out of their ideal position. A traditional bridge is the most common type of bridge and is made of porcelain that is fused to either ceramics or metal. A resin-bonded bridge uses wings on one side of the bridge that are bonded directly to existing teeth. Lastly, a cantilever bridge is used when there are teeth on one side of a missing tooth or series of missing teeth.
The Dental Bridge Process
On the first dental visit in Miami, the abutment teeth are prepared by recontouring them and removing some enamel, so that a crown can be placed there. Impressions are made that are used by a dental lab to create the dental appliances. A temporary bridge is worn to protect teeth while the permanent bridge is being made. During the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the new one is placed. Several visits may be needed to check the fit and bite. Generally dental bridges last five to 15 years. With proper checkups and cleanings and a regular at-home oral hygiene routine, it can expand the life span of this piece.
Schedule an Appointment in Miami to Discuss Dental Bridges Today
If you’re looking for ways to fix missing teeth in your mouth, call Miami Smile Dental at 305-670-5100 to schedule an appointment today.