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Dental Bridge Treatment in Hammond

A dental bridge is a non-removable appliance used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. It can be made of porcelain, gold or alloy, or zirconia. Dental bridges can be supported by teeth or supported by implants. Conventional bridges typically require the shaping of the teeth around the missing tooth. Then the bridge is placed on the shaped teeth. Here at Advanced Dental Concepts in Hammond,Louisiana, we offer dental bridge treatment.

There are three types of bridges.

Conventional bridges: The teeth next to the missing tooth or teeth are shaped to create room for the bridge to be cemented onto those teeth. This is the common type of bridge system in dentistry.

Resin-bonded bridges: This type of bridge is also known as a Maryland bridge. They can be fabricated using a variety of materials such as composite and porcelain fused to metal. Teeth next to the missing area are adjusted to give room for the artificial tooth to be bonded to those teeth.

Cantilever bridges: This type of bridge is not commonly used by most dentists. The bridge is attached to a neighboring tooth or teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. It is discouraged to put the bridges at the back of the mouth because it will put too much weight on the other teeth, causing damage.

Dental bridges are highly durable and can last many years.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill in the space of missing teeth.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Maintain facial shape.

Am I the Right Candidate for this Service?

The dentist will examine the teeth that will be supporting the bridge as well as the gum tissue surrounding those teeth first to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If you are a good candidate for this treatment then the dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case.

Candidates for dental bridges:

  • Patients with cavity-free teeth next to the missing tooth
  • Patients who have damaged teeth alongside a healthy tooth or an implant
  • Patients who just had a tooth extraction
  • Patients who seek a fuller smile or tooth structure
  • Children born with a missing permanent tooth

How Long Do They Last?

A dental bridge can last up to 15 years and even longer than that. For it to last this long, good oral hygiene and regular checkups are essential.

Will It Be Hard To Eat?

It’s the other way around – a dental bridge can make eating so much easier because now there is a tooth present to replace that missing area.

Will It Change How I Talk?

Again, just like with eating, a dental bridge will actually help you improve your speech.

Caring For Your Dental Bridge

Brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and using a mouthwash on a daily basis will help properly maintain your dental bridge. This can also prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Visiting your dentist regularly is also very important to keep your dental bridge properly maintained. You should also consider setting a balanced diet.

Our Dental Bridge Treatment

Our dentists aim to provide quality cosmetic dental care treatment in Hammond. We want to bring your teeth back into shape and we are more than happy to offer you proper dental care for your teeth.

Healthy gums and teeth are within reach, at Advanced Dental Concepts. We also offer other dental treatments such as dental implants, botox, and dental fillings with just one appointment in Hammond Louisiana.

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If you're looking for a quality dental practice in Hammond, you will find that the team at Advanced Dental Concepts delivers expertise every step of the way while keeping your budget in mind. Though we do not accept Medicaid, we do offer Financing Options...