Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Why Do I Need A Dental Bridge?
Once a tooth is lost and the decision is made to replace it, your dentist will have a discussion with you regarding the best option in your unique case. Sometimes the best option to restore the smile and health of your mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is generally lab fabricated and will be made by utilizing the adjacent teeth and inserting what is called a pontic between the teeth, filling in the gap. "The bridge can replace one or more teeth and be made from a number of materials, but generally it is gold, porcelain or some combination of the two," says Dr. Judith Ko from her Hemet, California Cosmetic and General Dental Practice. When finished, the bridge will be cemented in place and will need normal care - brushing, flossing and routine maintenance with your hygienist - to keep it in tip-top shape.
If you are missing a tooth, call and schedule an appointment today to determine what is the best option for replacement.