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919 12th Place Suite 7 Prescott, AZ 86305

Dental Bridge Treatment in Prescott

Dental bridges are a great way to restore the missing teeth in the mouth. The bridge can consist of two or more crowns on both sides (also known as the abutment) of the gap with the false teeth in between (which is the bridge).

At Horizon Dental of Prescott, we are able to provide excellent care to help you achieve the results you want. Give our office a call if you have any questions or concerns about a bridge at (928) 641-4000.

A dental bridge can be a great way to get back the chewing function and appearance in your smile. Missing teeth can impact many things, from your bite, facial structure, and even the ability to get the nutrition your body needs. Bridges are also a great option to prevent other teeth from shifting over into the gap and maintaining the correct jaw alignment.

Each patient will have their own customized treatment plan. There are different types of bridges, so the dentist will be sure to go over the best option for your specific case. 

These are the most common bridge types:

Traditional bridge- This type of bridge is best for replacing one or more missing teeth.

Cantilever bridge- This type of bridge is best for when there is only one adjacent tooth.

Maryland bridge- This type of bridge is usually a cautious option for replacing the teeth.

Implant-supported bridge- This type of bridge is the best option for a stable bridge that will last a lifetime.

Here are the three steps for a dental bridge:

Consultation- The dentist will be sure to go over all the best treatment options that are available for you and work with you to decide on the best one.
Preparation- The next step is to prepare the mouth for the dental bridge to be installed. The dentist will numb the area to make sure that you will not feel any pain during the procedure. The teeth are then shaped to make sure that the bridge fits perfectly. Then, the dentist will put a temporary bridge in place until the permanent one is ready.
Installation- For the last appointment, the dentist will place the bridge and make sure that it fits perfectly inside your mouth before sending you home.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits as this will help the longevity of the dental bridge. Before leaving your last appointment, the dentist will be sure to go over specialized instructions to make sure you know how to care for your bridge at home. The instructions will be on the techniques of brushing and flossing and making sure that your teeth will stay clean and healthy. Coming into your regular checkups is important so the doctor can assess the state of the bridge and make any adjustments if needed.

Common Concerns

Will my dental bridge be durable?
It is possible, but uncommon for the dental bridge to feel uncomfortable or fail. The dentist will be with you every step of the way, and if any questions or concerns arise, the dentist will be sure to address them promptly. Our goal is to make sure that your bridge lasts a lifetime and is the best for your oral health.

Common Myths

Myth: Dental bridges are uncomfortable and cause pain.
Fact: It is possible that some may experience sensitivity or discomfort after getting a bridge, but do not worry; this is temporary and should subside within a few hours. The bridge is specifically customized to fit your mouth and blend in naturally with your teeth. This is great for patients who would like a seamless way to fill the gaps of missing teeth.

Myth: Dental bridges require special care and maintenance.
Fact: Dental bridges do not require special maintenance, but it is important to maintain good oral health habits to make sure that the bridge lasts a lifetime.

Dental bridges are a great option for replacing the missing teeth in your mouth. However, they also have other health benefits like improving the ability to chew and speak, and can even help with your self-confidence. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call our office today to schedule an appointment at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental bridges are a great way to restore the missing teeth in the mouth. The bridge can consist of two or more crowns on both sides (also known as the abutment) of the gap with the false teeth in between (which is the bridge).

There are many reasons why you may need a dental bridge. For example, it could be to enhance the look of your smile, improve the ability to chew and speak, stop teeth from shifting into gaps, maintain jaw alignment, and much more.

Yes. There are many different options as far as the type of bridge. This can include traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges. The type of bridge that you’ll receive will depend on each specific case. The dentist will be sure to go over what options are best for you.

The procedure usually takes two appointments to complete. The first appointment will consist of preparing the teeth, taking impressions, and placing a temporary bridge while the permanent one is being made. The second appointment will consist of removing the temporary bridge, making sure the permanent one fits perfectly, and cementing it into place.

The dental bridge procedure is done under local anesthesia, so it is unlikely that you will feel any pain during the procedure. There is a possibility that you may feel sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure but this is temporary and should go away within a few hours.

It is very common for dental bridges to last 10-15 years. However, this will depend on the oral hygiene habits. It is important to make sure you visit the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups so the dentist can check on the state of the bridge. It’s also important to make sure to practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing and flossing twice daily.

Yes. You will be able to eat normally after getting a dental bridge. However, it is a good idea to stay away from hard or sticky foods to maintain the health of the dental bridge.

To care for the dental bridge, it is important to brush and floss twice daily. The dentist will be sure to go over specific instructions on how to specifically clean the bridge. Visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings is essential for the health of the dental bridge.

Yes. the dental bridge can be replaced if needed. At the dental appointments, the dentist will be sure to check the condition of the bridge and make sure that a new one is needed.

This will depend on the specific insurance provider and insurance plan. It’s best to give your insurance provider a call to get the exact details of the benefits. Our team will also be sure to help you answer any questions you may have about your benefits.

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Horizon Dental of Prescott

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Contact

919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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