Bridges Specialist

Cooper City Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Cooper City Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Cooper City, FL

Are you self-conscious about your incomplete smile? Restore your smile with dental bridges at Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida. By bridging the gap between anchoring teeth, dental bridges give you back your smile and are good for your oral health. To find out more, call today or book a consultation online.

Bridges Q & A

What causes tooth loss?

Tooth loss is typically due to:

  • Injury
  • Gum disease
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Hypodontia (where you’re born without certain teeth)

Tooth loss is also linked to diabetes, heart disease, and smoking. 

Tooth loss isn’t limited to older adults. More than 1 in 4 patients experience their first tooth loss between the age 21-30, according to research. Children, adults, and seniors are all at risk for tooth loss. This is especially true if you don’t take good care of your teeth with regular brushing and flossing. 

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a solution to replace one or more missing teeth. As its name suggests, a bridge closes the gap where you’re missing one or more teeth with a replacement tooth. A bridge looks and feels like your natural teeth.

Bridges can be fabricated from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. A bridge is attached to surrounding teeth to support it and hold it in place. 

What are the advantages of a bridge?

A bridge does more than give you back your natural-looking smile. Bridges help you to:

  • Keep the natural shape of your face
  • Restore your ability to chew properly
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position
  • Distribute your bite properly
  • Avoid future oral health problems

When you replace missing teeth with bridges, the result is an extremely durable, affordable, long-lasting smile.

How long do bridges last?

Bridges are long-lasting, and typically are good for at least 5-7 years on average, but can last longer than 10 years in many cases. You can ensure a long life for your bridge by brushing and flossing the bridge and your other teeth regularly.

What are the steps to get a bridge?

Getting a bridge is typically a two-step process. On your initial visit to Cooper City Family Dentistry, your dentist prepares your nearby teeth by grinding and reshaping them. This process prepares your teeth to support your new bridge. 

Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends this information to a dental lab. The lab produces a customized bridge to fit the precise dimensions of your mouth.

Your dentist installs your bridge at your second visit. They attach the bridge with dental cement, anchoring it to the teeth on either side. Your dentist ensures the bridge is stable and that you can floss around it.

See if a dental bridge is right for you. Call today or schedule a consultation online at Cooper City Family Dentistry.

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