Dental bridges help close gaps in your smile and restore your teeth to full function. Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A., in Boynton Beach, Florida, has extensive experience placing crowns and securing your bridgework so you can feel confident in your oral health. To learn more about dental bridges, book your consultation online or over the phone today.
A dental bridge is a restoration that involves placing crowns to fill in gaps in your smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, a bridgework not only restores your smile with durable crowns but appears indistinguishable from your natural teeth once placed.
Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A., creates your dental bridge with one or more artificial teeth supported by a dental crown on each side. The crowns and artificial teeth are crafted to look like your natural teeth.
Many patients prefer dental bridges over dentures because a bridgework is set permanently in place. Unlike dentures, they don’t need to worry about their teeth slipping and sliding when they bite, chew, or speak.
While dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth, they require a special process to complete your smile. Dental implants are placed into your jawbone so you must have enough healthy bone tissue to anchor the post in place.
If you don’t have adequate bone tissue, you may need a bone graft procedure prior to proceeding with dental implants.
Dental bridges are different in that they can restore your smile without having dense bone tissue or undergoing bone grafting. The restoration process is less time-consuming overall and allows you to complete your smile faster.
You should always be proactive with your oral health. Brush and floss your natural teeth and dental bridge, including in between your teeth.
Dr. Rosenblatt may recommend oral hygiene techniques to help you maintain your dental health. To ensure the longevity of your dental bridge, you can also schedule routine dental exams with Dr. Rosenblatt.
While a dental bridge allows you to eat all kinds of foods without limitations, you shouldn’t chew on ice or bite down on hard objects as they can break your restoration.
If you’d like to learn more about dental bridges and the treatment process, call the office of Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A. or book online in just a few clicks.