A dental bridge is a prosthetic dental restoration that consists of a false tooth and one or two dental crowns. The false tooth typically fills in the gap of a missing tooth, and the crowns on either side act as a support system for the new artificial tooth. There are several types of dental bridges including traditional, cantilever, and Maryland. During a consultation with Aventura, FL dentist Dr. David Bistritz, he will be able to assess which type is best for you. To set up an appointment, call Aventura Dental Center today.
What to Expect
To prepare the teeth for the bridge, Dr. Bistritz will file down the abutment teeth to create enough room for the crown. Once the teeth are prepared, digital X-rays and impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where the fixed bridge is created. Dr. Bistritz will cover the teeth with temporary crowns for protection until the fixed bridge is ready, then he will attach the bridge and adjust the fit for ideal comfort and appearance.
With proper home care and regular visits to our office for professional cleanings and dental exams, dental bridges usually last 5 – 15 years or longer. A good home oral care routine includes proper brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. During future dental exams, Dr. Bistritz will check the condition of your bridge and let you know when it is time for a replacement.
If you have dental insurance, some or most of the cost of your dental bridge may be covered depending on your carrier and specific coverage. Our office will coordinate with your insurance to minimize your personal cost. We also accept many payment options and offer financing for our dental procedures.
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Smile Without Gaps
Large spaces between teeth and missing teeth can stop you from having your best smile, so talk to our office about dental bridges to fill in gaps. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, bridges can restore the health and strength of your teeth.