Everything you need to know about dental bridges

Portrait of a young businessman sitting in an office with his colleagues in the backgroundThere are many options available to patients who are considering tooth replacement options, including dental bridges, dental implants, partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-retained dentures. But one of the most popular is that of the dental bridge, and for good reason—this “middle of the road” option is effective, natural-looking, non-removable, and often economical. Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall often recommends it for patients who are unsure what methods of tooth replacement might be appropriate for their unique needs. During a consultation appointment and initial evaluation, she can provide information for patients to help them make an educated decision on the best replacement option for them. 

What is a dental bridge? 

Dr. Lindsey Marshall describes the dental bridge as a fixed restoration to replace one or more teeth in a row. This porcelain restoration uses false teeth fused to crowns. The crowns are used on the surrounding teeth to provide support for the restoration to rest where the missing tooth once was. This method of replacing teeth is affordable and effective, and provides a long-lasting, fixed repair to the smile. 

Why choose dental bridges? 

There are many reasons why dental bridges are chosen by patients. A dental bridge is: 

  • Economical
  • Fixed
  • Long-lasting
  • Natural-looking
  • Versatile
  • Reliable

What to expect from a dental bridge 

Patients who obtain a dental bridge will require some preparation of the surrounding teeth. This includes filing down some of the tooth enamel. Then, impressions are taken and used to create the final restoration before it is bonded in place. Patients are given aftercare instructions, such as recommendations on how to properly brush and floss around their restoration effectively to reduce the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay on the surrounding or supporting teeth. 

Am I a candidate for a dental bridge? 

Dental bridges are great for many of our patients faced with tooth loss, but a consultation appointment and evaluation is the best way to find out for sure if an individual is a good candidate for bridges. If you reside in the area of Ardmore, PA, Dr. Lindsey Marshall can assist. Call the office at (610) 649-0696 to request an appointment at Suburban Square, 32 Parking Plaza, Suite #800.     

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