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What Are Dental Bridges?

August 15, 2016
Posted By: Mary O. Flynn, DDS
Dental Bridges in Edina MN

If you are missing one or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge might be the ideal option for tooth replacement. A dental bridge will not only give you back your smile from a cosmetic standpoint, but it will also make it possible for you to chew and speak properly again. You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Find out more about dental bridges in Edina and how they can give you back your quality of life.

Information About Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is just what it sounds like; it is a dental device that bridges the gap between missing teeth. The bridge is made up of false teeth that are attached to your existing teeth.

Getting a Dental Bridge

For most people, the dental bridge process means two separate appointments. At the first appointment, the teeth the bridge will be connected to—these are called the abutment teeth—will be prepared for the bridge. You will probably get a temporary bridge at that time, and this will be worn while you wait for your permanent bridge so you’ll be able to chew and speak properly. At your second appointment, your new bridge will be permanently placed. Your dentist will ensure that it fits well and feels comfortable.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Not only does a dental bridge give you back the form and function of your teeth, and make your smile complete from a cosmetic standpoint, but it also prevents something many people are unaware of. When one or more teeth are missing from the mouth, this can cause drifting among all of the teeth. The impact of biting is no longer even on the jaw. This can cause other problems, including the very real possibility of losing even more teeth.

If you take care of your bridge, follow proper oral hygiene practices, and continue to visit the dentist for regular checkups, your bridge can last as long as 15 years—or even longer in some instances.

Call Our Edina Office Today to Learn More

You do not have to live with missing teeth. A dental bridge might be the answer for you. Call 50th and France Family Dental for information on dental bridges in Edina. 

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