Missing teeth not only make everyday activities like eating or talking difficult, but it can also lead to further dental health issues. Furthermore, it also lowers the self-esteem of the person missing more than one tooth because it impacts them when they smile. It is why dental bridges r often recommended for people who are in the same situation. Fixed dental bridges are a great option if you are looking for a similar procedure.
What are Fixed dental bridges?
As the name suggests, this dental procedure builds a bridge connecting your missing teeth with your remaining strong teeth. Your remaining strong teeth support the prosthetic teeth being implanted so that it remains secure on your jaw.
Why go for fixed dental bridges?
Fixed dental bridges offer much better stability and support than traditional dentures. Moreover, it gives you the freedom to eat anything you like as your jawbone supports your bite force. That is never possible with conventional dentures. Furthermore, your facial appearance remains the same, and your jawbones are also preserved better when you go for this procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
When you make an appointment with us or implant fixed bridges in Turlock, the first thing our dental specialist will do is a thorough investigation of your dental history and present situation. The procedure will be offered if this is the best option for you and after you have been thoroughly briefed about the advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to go ahead, the procedure will generally be divided into two appointments. The dental specialist will prepare your adjacent strong teeth in the first appointment to accommodate the new dental implants. In the second appointment, the implants will be placed. The whole process will be customized as an impression will be taken of the area where the new implants will go so that they can be made per your needs. A temporary bridge will be placed and taken off in your next appointment. Generally, there will be a gap of a couple of weeks between these two appointments. Once the placement is done, the dental specialist will ensure that it fits properly.
How long will the bridges last?
Once you have this bridge, it can last between 12 to 15 years, provided you follow the dental health guidelines your doctor gives you. There is no special aftercare for your fixed dental bridges; follow regular dental hygiene like brushing twice, flossing, protecting your mouth with a nightguard, and others.
Do I need regular visits to you to maintain the dental bridges?
As said, dental bridges are meant to last long. Once your procedure for an implant-fixed bridge in Turlock is complete, you don’t need to visit us unless you have any issues. Of course, you should have at least a biannual dental health checkup plan, and during this checkup, you can schedule professional teeth cleaning for your dental bridges.
Make an appointment today.
So if you need to implant fixed bridges in Turlock, make an appointment with us today and stop being self-conscious about your missing teeth.