Dental Bridges Marietta

Dental Bridge Procedure

Am I a candidate for dental bridges?

Missing teeth can create additional oral health issues and bring down your confidence in your smile. Dental bridges allow you to protect the neighboring teeth of the damaged area and also bring back that lost confidence. If you are a patient that has experienced tooth lose, then dental bridges may be the perfect solution for you. At J & J Dental in Marietta, GA, we always recommend you speak to a professional prior to any procedure to learn about the pros and cons. The first step you should take is to make a consultation appointment with our experienced Marietta dentist, Dr. John Bishara at our new Marietta dental location. After your consultation, our professional dental staff will go over  all the steps involved with your individual case to make sure you feel comfortable and informed before your procedure begins. The first step is knowing howdental bridges work, the precautions, and cost options.

How do dental bridges work?

A dental bridge is used to replace a lost or completely broken tooth if a denture or dental implant is not placed or is not option. In this instance, a substitute tooth will be created to replace the lost or damaged one. The false tooth, also known as a pontic, is fused between two dental crowns giving it the bridge concept. The two dental crowns holding it in place are attached to your natural teeth on each side. Dental bridges, at J & J Dental are made with all porcelain, making the results of this procedure very cosmetically appealing. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth as you might do with a traditional denture making it less of a hassle for you in your daily maintenance and oral health routines.

How do I care for my dental bridges?

Caring for your dental bridges is very important and will help to prolong the life of them. Below are some steps you can take to make sure you are maintaining excellent oral hygiene.

– Brush and floss your teeth two times per day- minimum

– Floss using a dental bridge threader- a flexible piece of plastic which allows you to thread the floss through a loop. Make sure to reach under the bridge!

– Eat softer foods and make sure you cut down the pieces to start with until you are fully comfortable with your bridge

Taking care of your teeth is vital to your oral health and prolonging the life of your dental bridge. After your initial procedure, Dr. Bishara will go over the proper steps with you to help fit a regime into your daily lifestyle for keeping your teeth healthy.

 Are there any precautions I should know about?

Though dental bridges are great for replacing missing teeth, there can be a few disadvantages. The first is that the neighboring teeth will need to be molded and reshaped in order for the bridge to fit properly over all the teeth involved. Another disadvantage is that your gums tend to shrink after a tooth has been extracted, so it is usually recommended that a patient waits for the gums to heal before the placement of a dental bridge. If your dentist were to fit your bridge too early, a gap could appear underneath your false tooth. Talk with Dr. Bishara about your options!

How much can I expect to pay for dental bridges?

Dental bridges range in price depending on the location of your procedure and the dentist. In addition to location, dental bridges also range in pricing based on individual situations. It is always best to meet with your Marietta dentist to discuss pricing and procedure. Your Marietta cosmetic dentist will be able to provide the information you need to help with your budget and determine if dental bridges are right for you.

Contact J & J Dental for additional questions or visit our Marietta location by scheduling an appointment today.