Dental Bridge Lexington MA
Replace adjacent missing teeth with a dental bridge. This teeth replacement options consists of a dental crown at each end and a pontic tooth or teeth in between. Patients may prefer bridges over partial dentures because they are fixed in place. Dental bridges are attached to existing teeth or dental implants like the images below.
Replacing teeth is highly recommended to avoid future dental work. Missing teeth can cause issues like unnatural teeth shifting, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. These new complications can lead to more tooth loss. Even one missing tooth can result in more extensive dental work. Contact us today to learn more about replacing missing teeth.
What is the procedure for a dental bridge?
Your dental bridge will be custom-made. In general, the receiving teeth are shaped to fit the crowns. If the patient will use dental implants, then an abutment is attached to each implant to fit the crowns. Next, the bridge is permanently attached with cement.
How long can a dental bridge last?
Dental bridges can last between 5 to 10 years with proper care. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Also, maintain your routine dental visits. The dental exams and cleanings will detect issues early on while maintaining your new smile. Dental bridges are made to withstand normal chewing, however, avoid biting on hard surfaces and chewing hard food. Should your bridge become damaged or loose, contact us right away. The underlying teeth or implants can become exposed to bacteria.
Contact Us Today
Teeth replacement options are best discussed in person. We will conduct a thorough examination and consult with you on your best treatment plans. Speak to our team today. We have prosthodontists that specialize in creating teeth replacements like crowns, bridges, implants, and dentures. Call (781) 861-7645 or book an appointment here.