Dental Bridge

If you have missing or damaged teeth, a bridge from Dr. Moradian is a great choice to not only correct, but protect your smile.

There are many reasons why people lose or damage their teeth. It could be the result of an injury or decay. Whatever the reason, a bridge may be able to bring back your healthy looking smile

Dr. Moradian specializes in restorations that can have a positive impact on your overall health and life!

dentist officeWhen one is missing a tooth it is not only painful and damaging to your gums, but it can diminish your overall appearance. Dr. Moradian is able to bring back your healthy beautiful smile to its former glory.

There are several options when choosing a dental bridge that your dentist will review your options with you, so you can easily replace a lost tooth due to disease or an injury.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is used to aid in filling a space where there used to be a tooth. Most dental bridges are made of a filler tooth, that is attached to dental crowns (source).

Once it is completed, the bridge device is bonded into place. If you don’t apply a dental bridge then the remaining teeth surrounding the space shift, which leads to other oral health issues. Therefore, they protect your existing teeth and help you keep a healthy looking smile.

Dental Bridge Process

The process of obtaining a dental bridge requires several steps to replace missing teeth. A bridge fills the gap in between healthy teeth or implants.

Before any dental work is done your dentist will use local anesthetic to ensure comfort during the entire process.
  • Step 1

    On your 1st visit, the abutment teeth, the healthy teeth around the gap, are prepared. This is done by reshaping the teeth so the bridge can be properly fitted.

  • Step 2

    Impressions are then made of the newly contoured teeth. The impression is sent off to a lab where the bridge is made.

  • Step 3

    Your dentist will provide you with a temporary bridge in order to protect the recently exposed gums and teeth while your bridge is being custom made in a laboratory.

  • Step 4

    When you come back for your 2nd visit the temporary bridge will be taken out and the new bridge from the lab will be fitted. There is typically a bit of adjusting involved to get a proper fit, which varies from person to person.

  • Step 5

    If the bridge has a good fit then your dentist may apply a temporary bonding material. This will keep the bridge in place for several weeks to make sure everything is fitted properly.

  • Step 6

    If the bridge is feels right and fits properly then your dentist will permanently cement the bridge into place.

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