A Simpler, More Affordable Restoration
You may be missing a single tooth or multiple teeth in a row, but not have the time or the means to undergo dental implant placement. Fortunately, at Carson Dental Care, Dr. Aluning offers dental bridges as a simpler, more affordable means of tooth loss restoration.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are restorations made of a row of false teeth called pontics. Pontics are attached to dental crowns which sit on either end of the restoration. These crowns are installed over the healthy teeth, also called the anchor teeth on either side of the space left by the missing teeth. This effectively ‘bridges the gap’ left by those teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges offer a number of unique benefits, such as:
- The ability to replace up to four missing teeth in a row
- Non-invasive installation procedure
- More affordable than implant restorations
- Faster, less complicated treatment and healing
- Can last up to 15 years with proper oral hygiene & regular dental exams
- Prevents misalignment of remaining teeth
- Customized to blend with your natural smile
The Dental Bridge Process
Before you can undergo treatment with dental bridges, you’ll attend a consultation with Dr. Aluning. During your consultation, Dr. Aluning will gather information that will determine your candidacy for dental bridges, including your medical history, the current state of your oral health, and your smile goals.
After Dr. Aluning has decided on dental bridges as the best treatment option for you, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to numb you to any pain. Then, Dr. Aluning will prepare your anchor teeth by shaping them into a base for the crowns. After that, she’ll take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a lab where your bridge will be manufactured.
Installing Your Dental Bridge
Once we have your dental bridge, you’ll return to our Carson office for your final fitting Dr. Aluning will check the fit and look of the bridge before installation. If your bridge is to your liking, she’ll cement the bridge into place by securing the crowns to the anchor teeth with a special dental adhesive. Once your bridge is installed, you’ll be able to start enjoying your new, fully restored smile.