Affordable Dental Bridges in Millcreek, Salt Lake City, UT.
Dental bridges are fixed prosthesis used for replacing missing teeth. They are both cosmetic and functional. They can either replace a single missing tooth, or multiple teeth in the arch by using teeth adjacent to the socket as anchors. The prosthesis only replaces the crown portion of the missing tooth. As experts in General Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dentists at Four Seasons Dental are an excellent choice to create the perfect dental bridge for you!
Dental Bridges fabrication
Depending upon the location of the empty sockets in the mouth, dental bridges can be fabricated using a number of different materials such as porcelain, metal or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). Anterior teeth may be replaced using porcelain and PFM bridges, whereas posterior teeth can be replaced with the help of metal and PFM bridges.
Procedure for placing Dental Bridges
The procedure involves slight cutting down of the tooth on either side of the empty socket; which will then act as a supporting shoulder for the fabricated artificial crown. Once the ideal height has been achieved, an impression is taken on the basis of which a bridge is fabricated in the dental laboratory. Once the dental bridge is received from the dental laboratory, the patient will return to our Dental Office in Millcreek, UT for the placement of the dental bridge. Following a trial session, the bridge is then carefully cemented on to the teeth by our expert dentist with the help of a strong dental cement or bonding agent.
How Strong are Dental Bridges?
Because they use the support of natural teeth in the oral cavity, bridges are generally strong and can easily withstand the forces of chewing without fracturing. It is however important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent accumulation of calculus under and around the hollow crown that replaces the missing tooth. The dentist and staff at our Salt Lake City dentist office will explain to you how to properly care for your dental bridges and to maintain your oral health.
The cosmetic dentists at Four Seasons Dental are proud to use dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns and our other services to create the most beautiful smiles in the Salt Lake City Utah area. Call our dental office in Millcreek, UT today for a free consultation.