Hires Dental Care offers dental bridges as a treatment option for patients with one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges can be either fixed or removable and your dentist will make a recommendation that suits your dental health needs.
Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons, including restoring a good quality of life. Patients with missing teeth often suffer with speech and eating difficulties that diminish their ability to socialize and enjoy a healthy, varied diet.
A dental bridge is a series of artificial teeth. The bridgework is supported by an anchor on either side of the gap to hold the false tooth in place.
A bridge can be supported in three ways: by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.
A dental bridge is a viable treatment option for anyone with one or more missing teeth. They may be either fixed or removable and our dentist can help you choose which type is right for you.
We follow a simple process for treatment with dental bridges. This process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted. Regardless of your condition, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs, goals and budget.
A dental bridge can either be removable or fixed. In most cases, your dentist at Hires Dental Care will support the choice for a fixed dental bridge as a long term solution for missing teeth. The dental bridge can either be supported by dental crowns and/or dental implants. The dentist will prepare any teeth as needed to ensure a solid foundation for the dental bridge.
The dental bridge will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. You may have a temporary bridge to wear in the intermediate time period. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks from your initial visit, you will return for the delivery of the final restoration.
If you have missing teeth, you are probably choosing between dental implants or a dental bridge. Hires Dental Care offers both options for replacing missing teeth and can help you determine which is best for you.
While dental implants offer the most life-like replacement for missing teeth, they are not for everyone. Things that could disqualify you as a candidate for implants include bone health, age, and location of missing teeth.
Another major difference between implants and bridges is cost. In most cases, dental implants are more, however they are also less likely to need maintenance or repair and can be less expensive in the long term.