Dental Bridges (Fixed, Removable Denture Restorations) – Pinecrest, FL

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Overview

When one or more of your teeth are missing, it is more than just a cosmetic issue — missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift out of place. This can result in more tension when biting, increased pain during chewing, or even the impairment of speech. A dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of both. At SEDA Dental of Pinecrest, our team of dental professionals offers dental bridges with top-quality materials that will help to restore your beautiful smile. If you have gaps in your smile, please schedule a consultation at our Pinecrest, FL facility to learn more about your restoration options with dental bridges.

Best Candidates

People with missing teeth do not merely have a cosmetic issue — gaps between the teeth can have a powerful impact on your oral health. The fact is: your mouth is carefully balanced and a missing tooth can affect its function. Over time, a missing tooth can lead to teeth shifting, creating bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite) and atrophy of the gums and jawbone. A dental bridge requires the surrounding teeth to be strong enough to support the restoration, including sufficient jawbone density and gums. We will assess your mouth during your exam and consultation to help you decide the best bridge type (traditional, cantilever, Maryland bonded, or resin bonded) and material (porcelain, ceramic, metal, and porcelain fused to metal).

What To Expect

After your teeth are prepped and filed down, we will take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth so your custom bridge can be created. If needed, a temporary bridge or restoration can be placed while your custom one is being made. Once your bridge is ready, the needed areas of your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia. Other anesthesia or sedation options may be used if you have any dental anxieties or a strong gag reflex so you will be comfortable during the procedure. The bridge will either be cemented in place or attached to dental implants, depending on the support chosen during your consultation. We will carefully adjust the fit of the bridge so it feels right in your mouth and remains in place.

Follow-Up

You should notice an improvement in the appearance and function of your teeth. You may need a second visit at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest to adjust the fit of your bridge if it feels uncomfortable in the first few weeks after placement. A member of our team will show you how to maintain your bridge, including the best way to clean it and any foods to avoid. It is crucial to keep your bridge and mouth clean since cavities can still develop underneath the restoration. With proper care, your bridge can last for many years. You should continue to schedule appointments at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest for your annual dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings. During your exams, we will check the health and wear of your bridge to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Insurance Coverage

Dental restorations, like bridges, are typically covered, at least in part, by dental insurance. One of our team members will work with your insurance company to calculate your coverage and out-of-pocket costs. SEDA Dental of Pinecrest accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing, that can be discussed during your consultation. We will also help you select the best bridge type and material to fit both your needs and budget.

Dental Bridge Restorations

Even if you do not mind how you look with a missing tooth, it can lead to long-term problems if you do not seek treatment. Schedule a consultation to learn more about dental bridge restorations and the different options to fit your specific needs. SEDA Dental of Pinecrest is proud to offer high-quality dental restorations that can help improve the appearance and health of your smile. Contact our office in Pinecrest, FL to schedule your appointment.

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