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Dental Bridges

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Custom Dental Bridges in Clawson, MI

Missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile and the functionality of your teeth, including how you bite or chew. A dental bridge can seamlessly replace missing teeth. It is comprised of two crowns for the anchoring teeth, called abutments, on either side of the gap and a false tooth, called a pontic, in between. Pontics can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials to create a custom look that’s all your own.

My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, offers dental bridges as both a standalone service and a part of an overall treatment plan. From your initial consultation to your final fitting, we do all we can to prioritize your comfort and satisfaction. Whether you need a traditional or implant-supported bridge, we aim to restore your smile and overall oral health. To start restoring your smile, schedule a consultation for a new dental bridge or other dental appliance.

Our Process & Timeline

At My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, we believe in being transparent with our patients regarding timelines for their treatment plans. Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While your teeth are numb, we prepare your two anchoring teeth by removing a portion of enamel to accommodate a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression is made. This will be sent to an off-site dental laboratory where your bridge will be fabricated. In addition, you will receive a temporary bridge to wear until your next appointment, which will take place after a few weeks.

On your second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked and adjusted before it is cemented to guarantee a proper fit. Occasionally, your dentist may only temporarily cement the new bridge to allow your teeth and tissue time to get used to it. In this case, your new bridge will be permanently cemented later. After your bridge is placed, proper dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings, will help you extend its lifespan. To learn more about this restorative procedure or any others that we offer, schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

Learn more about how dental bridges work and how they can benefit your oral health from the experienced dentists at My Family Dental in Clawson, MI. If you have any other questions, please share them during your consultation. We will do our best to answer them.

Along with restoring your smile, dental bridges can address a variety of oral health issues. Some common reasons our patients get bridges include:

  • Improving chewing ability and speech
  • Maintaining face shape and integrity
  • Appropriately distributing bite force
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Preventing remaining teeth from shifting

Regardless of what your concerns are, the team at My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, will help you find the right solution, including dental bridges. To see if you’re a candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation today.

In general, you should care for your permanent dental bridge in the same way that you care for your other teeth. Practicing good daily oral hygiene and having regular dental exams are a couple of ways to do this. In addition to routine brushing, you should limit eating foods that are hard on teeth, like certain types of candy or ice.

Typically, you expect a fixed dental bridge to last 5-15 years, depending on the condition and general health of the teeth and rest of your mouth. Your general oral hygiene and lifestyle habits play a large factor as well. To increase the longevity of your permanent dental bridge, we encourage you to floss daily and use a water pick.

Schedule a Consultation for a New Bridge

At My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, we understand the impact missing teeth can have on your appearance, self-confidence, and oral health. That’s why we offer custom dental bridges to restore your smile. From assessing your needs at your initial consultation to the precise placement of your bridge, our team will guide you through every step of the process. To get started, schedule your consultation today.

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