Why Do I Need a Bridge?

Why Do I Need a Bridge?

Apr 28, 2019

When you lose a tooth, your face starts to restructure itself and makes you look older overtime. A well-fitted bridge helps restore the original shape of the face and the mouth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. The experts at White Rock Dental help you with all the information you need to go ahead with the treatment with utmost care.

Why you need a bridge?

The damage caused by a missing tooth is more serious than it may appear. It starts to affect the shape of one’s face and the placement of other teeth may also change over a period of time. The level of decay and damage can increase exponentially if immediate care is not taken.

How a fixed bridge is placed

At White Rock Dental, the experts use natural teeth on either sides of the broken tooth to support the bridge. After using an impression of the teeth structure, the highly equipped laboratories make a permanent bridge which is then fixed inside the mouth. This may require more than one visit to your dentist.

Implant-supported bridge

Implants basically do not need any support from other teeth. These are surgically set into the jaw. One needs to have a healthy bone structure to support an implant. Another great advantage of implants is that they can be used to replace more than one missing natural tooth.

What materials are used in a bridge?

At White Rock Dental, our experts walk you through the best materials that are most suited for your mouth and dental needs.Usually, bridges are made of either metal, ceramics or porcelain.

Caring for your bridge

One can follow easy steps for overall good oral hygiene.

Have a healthy diet plan. Eat a diet higher in fruits, vegetables and fiber.

Brush your teeth twice a day and floss to remove unwanted bacteria and plaque.

Clean under the bridge and between teeth. Your dentist at White Rock Dental will help you decide which kind of product is the best for your bridge

Get your teeth cleaned from your dentist as and when they recommend you to do so.