Dr. Stuart Graber at OneDent of Westchester in Purchase, New York, is pleased to offer fixed dental bridges as a valuable option for our patients requiring help for missing teeth. Today, let’s take a brief look at what fixed dental bridges may offer your smile.
A fixed dental bridge effectively bridges the gap between missing teeth in your smile. A bridge can bring back your smile, allow you to speak and chew normally, keep teeth from shifting position, and maintain your facial features. It can also distribute the forces in your bite correctly as it replaces lost teeth.
Who can a fixed bridge help? A fixed bridge is for those who have lost all of their pearly whites but still have plenty of supporting jawbone to support an implant.
How does a bridge work? The fixed bridge is typically screwed to the implant or cemented, which means you cannot remove it. Fixed bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal. In addition, with a fixed dental bridge your teeth emerge from the gums so you won’t have anything going over your gums or touching the palate.
How do you maintain your bridge? If you take good care of your remaining teeth along with your gums with diligent daily cleaning and bi-annual professional cleanings and exams, your fixed dental bridge can last longer than ten years. And finally, eating a healthy diet and maintaining good oral habits go a long way to making sure your smile can support your fixed bridge and vice versa.
Do you have more questions about dental bridges? If you would like to know more, please schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Stuart Graber, by calling 914-996-7786. Our OneDent of Westchester team in Purchase, New York is happy to schedule a visit or answer any questions or concerns you may have!