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Dental Bridges

Tooth Replacement Option

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.

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Dental Bridges

What is the Function of a Dental Bridge?

When you are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking, and smiling – smiling because you are self-conscious about your missing teeth and do not smile as often as you would like. Bridges restore your smile, maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing your missing teeth.

 

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What is a Dental Bridge?

Sometimes called a fixed, partial denture, a dental bridge is an appliance used to replace missing teeth with manufactured teeth. The dental bridge looks natural, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. If Dr. Titensor recommends a dental bridge to replace your missing teeth, you can choose from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials for the bridgework. Once the bridge is ready, Dr. Titensor permanently bonds the bridge onto your surrounding teeth for support.

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How is a Dental Bridge Constructed?

Your dental bridge construction and placement is a two-visit procedure. During your first visit, Dr. Titensor assesses your teeth, takes x-rays, and determines the options available to you. You might consider partials and dental implants as a means for tooth replacement, but if Dr. Titensor recommends a dental bridge, he will then design the device and bond it to your teeth in a second visit.

Like a bridge, the dental bridge construction requires three pieces that fit into the open space in the mouth, "bridging" the gap. Most dental bridges consist of a false tooth, held together by two crowns.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Bridges?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are a candidate for a dental bridge; however, the difference between proper and improper oral hygiene normally determines the success of your dental bridge.

If you have a missing tooth, you will want to explore the different tooth replacement options, and understand the difference between dental implants versus dental bridges.

Dental Care and Dental Bridges

Titensor Dental recommends the following dental care to eliminate or reduce any oral health problems you may experience while wearing your dental bridge.

  • Brush your teeth carefully with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove lodged food that cause the gums and teeth to become infected, leading to further complications resulting in the loss of the dental bridge.
  • Floss daily. Our oral health specialists at Titensor Dental may recommend using floss threaded for hard-to-reach places between the dental bridge and its adjacent teeth.
  • Have your teeth cleaned every six months by our oral health team at Titensor Dental.
  • Limit your sugar and starch intake. The debris from these types of foods may turn into damaging acids, promoting plaque formation.
  • Avoid hard and sticky snacks, such as popcorn, hard or chew candy, caramel, and nuts.

Most dental bridges function for eight to ten years with proper dental care and dental checkups. Dr. Titensor and his staff at Titensor Dental are ready to answer any questions you have concerning dental bridges and if they are right for you

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Great Dentist and Hygienists. I had been going to Dr Titensor for about 10 years and we recently moved about 30 minutes from his office so I decided to try a dentist closer to where I lived. That dentist was OK, but he was no "Dr. T". I have now gone back to Dr. Titensor and don't ever plan on leaving. Kathi our hygienists is the best there is.

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