Dental Bridge Repair Might be More Expensive if the Base Structure is Weak
Sometimes, dental bridges are recommended if bone density is not available for a dental implant. This normally means the two surrounding teeth need to be sacrificed to add a bridge so the tooth with the gap that doesn’t qualify for an implant has the solid support it needs to last for years.
It doesn’t mean the surrounding teeth are removed. They are shaped down so a bridge can be made to fit all three teeth. The root and portion of the upper tooth are still in place, forming the architecture for a successful dental bridge.
Inexperience Dental Bridge Placement Costs Time and Money
Unfortunately, doctors who don’t have the proper education and training will remove too much of your good teeth, and they will become weak. The support system required for the dental bridge is at risk, and the bridge might break. The good teeth also might not have enough tooth left to adhere well to the bridge.
A crack might form easily between the good teeth that were sacrificed. That’s when cavities and abscesses form. If that happens, permanent dental bridges will be a complete loss. They have to be broken and drilled from the two surrounding teeth, making dental bridge repair impossible.
Another reason dental bridge repair won’t work is when an inexperienced dentist makes the bridge after shaping down the two good teeth and sends out a mold of the gapped area, only to get it back and drill down too much of the new bridge.
There cannot be any gap under the middle tooth at all. This increases the chance for the bridge to break the minute any hard food item crunches down on it. In this case, dental bridge repair is impossible as well.
Mistakes can be costly, not only financially, but also time-wise. The best chance of getting dental bridges that last 10 years or more is by seeking a highly qualified cosmetic dentist. Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, of Lakefront Family Dentistry has over 20 years of dental experience. This private practice uses the latest CEREC dental technology for porcelain crowns and veneers, and dental bridges are one of their specialties.
Choose a Qualified Cosmetic Dentist for Your Dental Bridges
A great dentist will ensure proper digital x-rays are taken so they can see if there is any dental decay below the surface of the teeth being prepared for the new crowns. If decay is not removed, the bridge will need to be removed and the tooth must be fixed—oftentimes in need of a root canal.
Then, another dental bridge will be made. This mistake can be quite costly, so make sure and have all teeth looked at below the surface and treated before the dental bridge is made. With the proper care, it can last you 10 years or more.
Proper Care of Dental Bridges
Dr. Hauser and his registered dental assistants will teach you how to floss after placing your quality dental bridge. Brushing two or more times a day, especially right after meals, along with flossing will keep debris from getting under any bridge.
If a food object becomes wedged or lodged under your gum line and you cannot remove it, come in right away and let one of Dr. Hauser’s three registered dental hygienists use their professional techniques and instruments to remove it so there is no pain whatsoever.
This means a clean gum line and properly brushed and flossed oral cavity leads to a lifetime of healthy teeth and a bright smile. A new smile increases confidence and self-esteem, which is important at work and in your personal life.
Lakefront Family Dentistry knows you have a lot of choices today, which is they pride themselves on patient care and making everyone know they are part of their extended family. Thousands of patients bring in their children and refer other family and friends.
Just look at Dr. Hauser’s Yelp and Google Local reviews. The five star reviews are from his patients and they happily let others know how great the team at Lakefront Family Dentistry treats them with high quality dental bridges in a great atmosphere that’s relaxing. Call (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today.