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Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
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If you are missing several teeth, you may have issues chewing or even speaking. While these challenges may seem difficult and impossible to fix, a great solution to missing teeth is a dental bridge.

Dental bridges are used to restore your smile by filling in gaps. They are often called fixed partial dentures. Bridges are designed to meet your smile needs and fill in gaps whether they are next to each other or on the opposite sides of your mouth. They can be made of gold, alloys, or (usually) porcelain and are typically attached to the surrounding teeth for support.

Some bridges are removable and others are fixed. A fixed bridge is attached to teeth and can only be removed by your dentist. A removable bridge is more similar to dentures in the way that it can be removed from your mouth for cleaning or sleep.

A fixed dental bridge will adhere to the artificial teeth and will directly attach to the jaw or gum tissues. Dental bridges can be a good alternative to an implant, especially because they work for a variety of missing teeth.

The key to a healthy and long-lasting dental bridge is a healthy foundation. Keeping your teeth strong through brushing and flossing regularly is important in maintaining the bridge and the surrounding teeth.

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bridges

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How a Virus Can Help Prevent Infections

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have found a virus, of all things, that may help solve some problems of root canals. Their research suggests that we can turn the tables on post-procedural bacterial infections by utilizing a type of virus called a bacteriophage. Bacteriophage viruses attack bacteria specifically, which offers […]

Oct
19

Bacteria-Causing Gum Disease May Lead to Oral Cancer Growth

As we get older, we need to pay more and more attention to our oral hygiene. If we keep it healthy, we will be at a less risk for common issues such as cavities, but more importantly, we will limit our risk for gum disease and oral cancer. A recent study from Case Western states […]

Sep
14

Redheads More Resistant to Novocaine

Although the connection seems unlikely, there is new evidence that suggests that if you have red hair, you are more resistant to local anesthetics like Novocaine. This fact leads to redheads being about 20% more likely to have anxiety about dental procedure, and are much more likely to skip a trip to their dentist! All […]

Aug
17

Different Types of Dental X-Rays

During a dental appointment, it’s not uncommon for your dentist to want to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your mouth using an X-ray. They’re useful tools for dental professionals, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here’s a quick guide on some of the most […]

Jul
20

Could 3D Printing Be the Future of Root Canals?

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States. Annually, approximately 15 million are conducted. If you do the math, that’s around 41,000 a day! Despite their status as a mainstay in dentistry, as well as the best way to save a tooth, root canals can occasionally have adverse effects […]

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