Understanding Fixed Bridges Restoration
A fixed dental bridge is a process involving dental crowns. When you have lost a tooth and are looking to receive an implant, your dentist may recommend a fixed bridge restoration depending on the status of your other teeth. With a fixed bridge, the two teeth on the sides of the exposed socket will receive dental crowns. These are called abutment teeth, and will serve as the anchors for the tooth replacement in the middle. The bridge will be cemented in place and last the user for generally ten years with proper maintenance.
The abutment teeth will hold the replacement tooth so you can bite and chew regularly. While not as permanent as a synthetic dental implant, dental bridges may be a more cost-effective and quick solution to your missing or extracted tooth.
How a Qualified Dentist Can Help the Restoration Process
When navigating the process of deciding which form of restorative dentistry is the best option for you, you’ll want the advice of a qualified dentist. Not only will they perform a full examination of your mouth and teeth, including an x-ray and casting, but they will also talk you through the various available solutions for your specific case. Dental work can vary based on a wide variety of factors, including your budget, your personal interests, and the condition of your oral health.
A dentist can also help address the root problem of your tooth replacement, whether it be an infection or cosmetic reasons. For tooth rot and infection, your dentist can help provide the following solutions before you even need a dental crown or fixed bridge:
- Professional cleaning
- Flap surgery
- Tooth extraction
- Socket preservation
- Root amputation
- Gum contouring
Similarly, if you are looking to receive a dental crown for cosmetic reasons, Journal Square Dental is happy to discuss our Smile Makeover package with you, which will directly address any insecurities you may currently have with your teeth or smile. Our primary areas of focus include whitening, straightening, and reshaping the gums. Our main focus is to make sure our clients leave our care feeling confident and secure with their natural smiles.