Dental Bridge for Tampa, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Sun City, & Surrounding Areas
A dental bridge can replace missing teeth. The foundation for a bridge is the two or more teeth on either side of the gap, where a tooth or teeth are missing. At Dental Associates, our dentist will prepare these natural teeth in such a way that they can strongly support the bridge. The process is similar to preparing a single tooth for a dental crown, but done on the teeth on either side of the gap. Your dentist removes part of the tooth enamel to make a resting place to fasten the bridge securely. These foundation teeth are “abutments.” An alternative method is a “Maryland bonded bridge.” Metal or porcelain “wings” that attach to the natural teeth on both sides of the bridge, hold it in place.
A dental bridge is made of porcelain, porcelain that is fused to metal, or plastic teeth set in plastic gums. The bridge has one or more false teeth, which are “pontics,” necessary to fill the gap properly. These teeth bridge the gap. Once the abutment teeth are ready, the dentist takes a mold impression of the teeth, so that a custom dental lab can make a perfectly fitting bridge.
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With the advancements in dental bridge design, it is possible to make a dental bridge that perfectly matches natural teeth. A dental bridge, properly installed, will give many years of service when cared for using good dental hygiene. Come in for a consultation with your dentist to see if a dental bridge is right for you.
See why so many people in Tampa, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Winter Haven, Sun City, and nearby communities choose Dental Associates for their dental briudge.
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