Dental Bridges in Cincinnati OH
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If you are missing some of your teeth, we can replace them using a dental bridge. This is a secure and permanent alternative to wearing dentures. We can work to make a dental bridge look entirely natural after we place it on your teeth.
What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is a fixed prosthetic that can be an effective solution in cases of partial tooth loss. It is exactly as the name suggests, a bridge that replaces lost teeth between your remaining strong ones. However, in order to qualify for a dental bridge, you must have remaining teeth that are strong enough to support it. If you do, we will place dental crowns on those teeth these teeth so they can serve as anchors to hold up a gum-colored base that we can use to secure the bridge. Essentially, your remaining teeth provide the support necessary for ensuring your new tooth or teeth stay in place.
We begin the procedure by taking precise measurements of your teeth in our office. We will also take an impression, so the dental lab has all the information they need to create replacement teeth that look like your natural ones. To find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation. We offer several solutions for replacing missing teeth, so if a bridge is not suited to your needs, we will recommend a different solution.
We will take every step necessary to ensure bridges look natural and fit perfectly. We begin by taking accurate measurements and also matching the shade of your prosthetic with your surrounding natural teeth. If your other teeth are stained or yellow, now is an excellent time to whiten them since we will create your new teeth using materials that are both resistant to stain and bleach.
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If you want to discuss dental bridges as a solution to missing teeth, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peck.
What can I expect from the procedure?
We will begin by conducting an examination and taking X-rays. We need to determine whether your remaining teeth are strong enough to support a bridge. We also need to make sure you do not have any decay or infections. If you do, we will treat the problem before placing your bridge. Afterward, we will prepare your abutment teeth for the placing of dental crowns. We remove a small portion of the enamel from around the teeth. Next, we will take measurements, make an impression, and use a shade card to determine what shade your new teeth need to be. This information will all be sent to the dental lab to create your new crowns and bridge. In the meantime, we will place a temporary bridge in your mouth. This will not look as good or be as secure as the final product, but it will preserve your appearance while you wait.
Once your new bridge is ready, you will need to come back so we can remove the temporary bridge and bond the new one in place in place. We may need to make some minor adjustments during the fitting process and will do what is necessary to ensure that it fits correctly, is comfortable, and looks natural. Taking the time to do so will help you to enjoy your new teeth now and in the future.
Schedule an appointment to visit Dr. Peck. You will be delighted with the level of patient care that you receive along with the stunning results.
How does a dental bridge compare to standard dentures?
When you visit our dental office, we can discuss what the differences will be like from the perspective of the treatment and process. Generally speaking, the most significant difference between a dental bridge and dentures is that dentures are removable. Since they need to come out nightly, you will not have a full set of teeth 24/7. Simultaneously, anything removable runs the risk of becoming loose or even falling out at inconvenient times. For this reason, patients may be uncomfortable wearing dentures and prefer a more secure solution. If you are wearing dentures currently and find that you have difficulty eating your favorite foods, laughing loudly, or playing sports when wearing them, consider this alternative.
Dr. Peck ensures that he and staff utilize the best in technology and equipment to help you achieve the best dental health possible. They care about each patient and cater to their individual needs. I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Peck and his exceptional staff. Make an appointment and experience the best!
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The duration of a dental bridge is different for everyone and is impacted by your daily habits. However, fixed dental bridges can last for 15 years or even longer. On the short end, they tend to last for five years. One thing to keep in mind is that the overall health of your mouth will influence the longevity of your bridge. Since the natural teeth with dental crowns determine the stability of the bridge, you must keep your natural teeth healthy. We recommend you do so by visiting our office for a teeth cleaning and dental examination twice a year. We can remove built-up plaque to prevent decay and infections. If you develop any oral health problems, we will address them immediately. We will prevent the problems from spreading do not spread and your mouth can remain in excellent health.
What makes us different?
Dr. Fred Peck and his team are perfectionists when it comes to your smile.
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