Dental Bridges In Newnan, GA
Bridge The Gaps
A bridge is a common dental treatment used to replace missing teeth by “bridging the gaps” in your mouth with an artificial tooth or teeth. Our Newnan dental team specializes in restorative dentistry and may recommend a bridge to patients who wish to improve the health, appearance, and functionality of their smile. Such patients commonly experience:
- Teeth are shifting in their mouth
- An abnormal bite that is causing stress
- Weakened facial muscles
- Lost volume/fullness in their face
Types of Dental Bridges
Our custom-fit dental bridges are designed to fit in your mouth seamlessly, making your smile more comfortable and aesthetically attractive. To get started with your bridge treatment, your Newnan dentist will examine your teeth and take any necessary X-rays to determine which of the following is best suited for you:
Conventional bridges: Used to replace missing teeth when there are healthy teeth or crowns on either side of the gap in the mouth that are strong enough to support a bridge.
Resin-bonded bridges: Used to replace missing teeth by utilizing thin, metal plates that are glued to the inside of the supporting teeth (no reshaping or crown placement required).
Preparing For Your Dental Bridge
Once you discussed possible treatment options, your dentist will shape the neighboring teeth to prepare the area for your unique dental bridge. Impressions of the shaped teeth will be taken in our office and sent to a dental lab where your bridge will be fabricated. We will also work with color samples to ensure your bridge is a great match for your surrounding natural teeth.
In some cases, additional treatment may be needed prior to placing the bridge. A dental implant is occasionally used when a patient’s natural teeth aren’t strong enough to support the bridge, serving as an anchor. If this is the case, a temporary bridge may be used in the interim to protect the shaped teeth until the permanent bridge is ready for placement.
Your permanent bridge will be replaced during a follow-up visit once all preparations and treatments have been made, usually within 2-4 weeks. If you had a tooth or teeth recently extracted, you may need to wait a few months to provide adequate time for your gums to heal.
Maintaining Your Dental Bridge
Each dental bridge is made using high-quality, durable materials that are designed to withstand the test of time. Conventional bridges can last up to 15 years, while resin-bonded bridges typically last up to 10 years. Make sure you visit your Newnan dentist on a regular basis so they can monitor your treatment and oral health.
For more information on how our dental bridges in Newnan, Georgia can improve the health, appearance, and functionality of your smile, please contact our dental professionals today.