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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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Wax On vs. Wax Off

If you’ve ever shopped for dental floss – and you really should – you may have noticed that there are two varieties of nylon floss sold: waxed and unwaxed. Although most people prefer the sturdiness of floss coated in wax, many find that the added layer of wax can sometimes be difficult to comfortably fit […]

Oct
23

What Your Bone Type Could Mean For Dental Implant Treatment

“It depends.” That’s probably an answer you will often hear if you’re considering getting dental implants. This is because there are so many things to consider when placing a dental implant. One of the many considerations that your dentist needs to take into account before placing a dental implant is what type of bone you […]

Oct
15

The Battleground At the Root of An Infected Tooth

When a tooth is so badly infected that the bacteria make their way through the entire tooth and reach the gums beneath, the result is a painful infection at the base of the tooth (known as a periapical lesion). In addition to the general inflammatory pain at the site of infection, any pressure applied on […]

Oct
8

Please, Please, Please Don’t File Down Your Teeth

We’ve seen a disturbing trend on TikTok where people, mostly teens, have been filing down their front teeth in order to make them ‘even’ or ‘straight’. We can’t believe we have to say this, but please don’t do it. We can’t stress enough just how bad this is, but let’s discuss the gruesome details of […]

Oct
1

The Time Right After Your Tooth-Whitening Treatment is Critical

Teeth bleaching has been shown to be an effective and lasting treatment for stained teeth time and again. With the right treatment protocols, some patients even report white teeth lasting for a year or more. But regardless of which tooth bleaching treatment you get, here are some things to know if you want to maximize […]

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