Bermuda dentist offers dental bridges
At Positive Image Dental, we understand how tooth loss can impact your self-esteem and appearance. With restorative dentistry, our team can assist Bermuda patients with restoring the smile’s function and look. One of the ways in which our team may help is with the use of dental bridges.
How does a dental bridge work?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is often made of porcelain. A porcelain bridge includes crowns on each side fused to pontics, which are fake replacement teeth. The entire restoration is a single piece and is bonded over the adjacent teeth for support. This is where the bridge gets its name: it bridges the gap between teeth. Bridges can be used on the front teeth or near the back of the smile, depending on the needs of the patient.
What can I expect from the placement of a dental bridge?
First, patients need to consult with their dentist to determine if they are a good fit for the dental bridge. Patients with teeth on each side where tooth loss occurred will be considered. Other options such as dental implants or dentures may be discussed as well. Once a patient has decided to move forward with the dental bridge, preparations begin. The dentist will remove enamel from around the adjacent teeth and take impressions which are sent for the fabrication of the final bridge. The dental bridge is made to match the patient’s existing teeth to ensure seamless integration once bonded in place. A temporary is put in while patients wait for their final restoration to arrive. The entire process can take about a week or two, depending on how long it takes for the ceramist to complete the bridge.
Schedule a visit to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges.
Drs. Ian Campbell, Christopher Allington, and Lara Loescher are available to help patients in Devonshire, Bermuda with restoring their smiles with dental bridges. Connect with our team by calling (441) 292-2312 and scheduling a consultation visit. We are conveniently located at ZBM Annex Fort Hill Road and accept new patients.