Drs. Hong, Fee, and Cho may recommend a dental bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to restore the beauty and functionality of a smile that is missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge is made up of one or more replacement teeth with a dental crown attached on either side. The dental crowns are bonded to the teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental Bridge Placement
Our dentists will first take impressions of the gap and the surrounding teeth, from which a bridge is designed. Once the dental bridge is complete, the fit is checked and it is bonded permanently into place.
Lifespan of a Dental Bridge
If a dental bridge is well cared for, it can last 10 years or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to the health of a bridge. Food can become lodged under the false tooth or between the tooth. If decay is the result, the teeth that support the bridge can become weakened.
Caring for a Dental Bridge
There are several things that it is important to remember to care for a dental bridge. A patient with a bridge should brush twice a day and floss once daily. They should also be sure to come in for their scheduled routine dental appointments.
For more information and to schedule a visit, please contact Philadelphia Dental Associates at 215-564-9010 today.