Gaps and spaces in your smile can be a source of embarrassment. It can also make eating and speaking more difficult and cause other teeth to shift out of place. To address missing teeth, Drs. Juban and Cowen may recommend a tooth-colored dental bridge.
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The Basic Anatomy of a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge does what its name implies: bridges the gap created by missing teeth. Comprised of two dental crowns and prosthetic teeth in between them, a dental bridge is crafted from high-quality materials such as ceramic, zirconia, or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM).
To prepare the teeth for your new restoration, the adjacent teeth are altered slightly. To make room for your new restoration, small amounts of enamel will be removed. Once the bridge is bonded into place, your smile should look completely natural. To properly maintain their dental bridge, patients should practice good oral hygiene and attend all routine dental cleaning appointments.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge Procedure
What are the advantages to having a dental bridge placed in Baton Rouge by Drs. Juban and Cowen?
It will be easier to talk clearly and eat different kinds of foods.
- The opposing teeth will be less likely to shift.
- The smile will be instantly improved.
- No one will be able to tell that the patient has a dental bridge or had missing teeth.
- Unlike a dental implant, a dental bridge does not require any surgical placement.
Dental Bridges or Dental Implants?
In some cases, patients may want to consider the value of a dental bridge versus a dental implant to replace missing teeth. Because this is a very personal choice, the dentists at Juban Cowen Dental Care will take the time to talk about all treatment options in detail. That way, patients can make the best informed decisions for optimal results.
Make an appointment to discuss dental bridges and other cosmetic dentistry options in Baton Rouge by contacting Juban Cowen Dental Care.