Why Choose Dental Wellness of Lexington For Dental Bridges?
- Customized Replacement Teeth
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
- Experienced Prosthodontist
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are specially crafted structures comprised of two dental
crowns attached to either side of one or more replacement teeth called
pontics. Each of these restorations is crafted from natural-looking and
completely customizable materials such as ceramic or porcelain to blend in
with your existing teeth. Each of the crowns are secured to your existing
teeth on either side of the gap in your arch. They hold the replacement
teeth in place, restoring the look and function of your smile.
Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Many patients aren’t aware of the importance of replacing missing
teeth. Not only do your teeth make it easy to break down food so your body
can easily digest the nutrients contained in what you’re eating, but
they also provide vital stimulation to your jawbone. Each of your teeth
serve several purposes. When they go missing and no longer hold your
surrounding teeth in place, your existing ones will slowly begin to drift,
causing orthodontic issues like bite problems. By replacing your missing
teeth with a dental bridge, not only will the restoration look natural and
function well, but your artificial teeth will also preserve your facial
structure and alignment.
What is the Process of Getting a Dental Bridge?
Getting a dental bridge typically takes place over the course of two to
three appointments. It can be broken down into several simple steps,
A consultation to examine your oral structure and develop a treatment plan
- Taking impressions of the area where your teeth are missing
- Sending the mold and measurements to our dental laboratory
- Receiving your permanent restoration and calling you in to place it
Cementing your restoration to your natural teeth to restore your smile
Patients agree that the process of rebuilding their smile is one
that’s well worth an investment of their time. After working with our
professionals, you’ll be able to rest assured knowing that your new
smile will look and function as great as ever!