Tooth Bridge Options That Fit Your Lifestyle
You Can Have a Beautiful Dental Bridge and Eat Without Worry Using the Latest Dental Technology
Having a qualified dentist when it comes to getting a tooth bridge, also known as a dental bridge, is very important. Conventional bridges join an artificial tooth to and adjacent tooth or teeth. The best option is to place a CEREC crown on the tooth that will support the missing tooth. Placing a dental implant in the missing area ensures a more stable bridge.
There can be either two areas or three areas that will need crowns to support the bridge long-term. Each patient has different needs, and Dr. Hauser has over 20 years of experience placing the strongest, highest quality bridges for many of his happy patients.
Lakefront Family Dentistry is 1 of only 7.5% of practices in the USA that use the advanced CEREC technology. The tooth material we use is the most durable on the market today, which means your teeth will last for many, many years to come.
Many dentists still use antiquated technology, and patients will experience bridges that crack or break apart. That’s why it’s so important to find a dentist that looks for the best long-term solution for your smile and oral health.
Do I Qualify for a Dental Bridge?
One of the first steps is to have Dr. Hauser do a consultation of your overall oral health, which includes gums and digital x-rays to determine possible bone loss or gum disease. If everything looks good, then treatment planning can begin.
Depending upon the patient’s needs, a treatment plan will be written up with all the costs provided before any work is done to begin the bridge. Our Insurance Coordinators will work with your insurance company to see what coverage is available. We also offer cash discounts to patients who are not covered by insurance.
Whether you need single-unit crowns or multiple unit bridges, all new teeth will be shaped naturally and have the same color as the surrounding teeth. A professional cleaning and teeth whitening is recommended, so the color selection will be accurate when making new crowns.
After shaping the supporting teeth, the abutments must match to properly seat the bridge. It is very important to make sure a bridge is seated properly. One of the additional benefits of getting a bridge is that the supporting tooth or teeth can be improved in shape and color, if desired. This is especially beneficial if teeth are needed in the very front, which everyone notices as soon as you smile or speak.
A Good Impression
Taking an impression of your teeth is a simple step, and one that will help us make sure we get the right mold and current shape of your bite. You will also receive a temporary bridge so your gums and supporting teeth are protected. Depending upon the type of bridge, the complete procedure could be completed fairly soon. Using CEREC for dental implants means we can make your teeth the same day.
Dr. Hauser will talk with you and answer any questions about the process so you are relaxed, comfortable and know what to expect through your treatment. We have a guarantee for our patients that they will be completely satisfied with their new teeth.
How to Care for Your New Dental Bridge
Once your amazing smile is placed, a special bridge floss threader will make it easy to take care of your oral health. We will show you how to use it as soon as your bridge is in place. Continue to treat all teeth and gums with daily flossing and brushing twice per day. Dr. Hauser recommends the Professional Sonicare DiamondClean, which is offered in our office.
Call us at (951) 244-9495 during business hours and we’ll answer all your questions and concerns about getting a tooth bridge, or Make an Appointment Online. Lakefront Family Dentistry looks forward to serving you and your family for years to come!