A dental bridge is a dental appliance commonly used in tooth replacement. As the name suggests, the bridge is made of a metal component that spans across the area with missing teeth and held on either side by natural teeth or dental crowns. Getting a dental bridge Fullerton is quite convenient in that they can last for very long with only a few repairs and adjustments.

At DR. ROBERT L. SIMON dental clinic, we offer top-notch dental bridge placement which is customized to your specific dental issue. Below is the procedure which we undertake to place the dental bridge.

 

Fitting the dental bridge

Before the dental bridge Fullerton ca be placed, the dentist must first prepare the dental appliance. In this stage, we normally take an impression of your teeth which is then used to define the placing of the dental bridge with accuracy.

We will also be able to determine whether or not you will need a dental crown to hold the dental bridge in place. If needed, the adjacent teeth will be etched and made rough in order to increase adhesion to the dental crown. Before the actual bridge is placed, the dentist will use a temporary bridge to get you used to the new appliance.

 

Actual procedure

We usually place the dental bridge in the second procedure. This procedure usually requires dental surgery thus the need to get general anesthesia during treatment. We will first remove the first temporary bridge and place a metal or porcelain bridge that will be permanently fitted. The dentist will check on the fit and adjust where necessary. Depending on how well the dental bridge has been placed, regular visits to the dentist for assessment may or may not be necessary. After determining that the bridge is well placed, the dentist will stick it permanently to the oral structure for maximum efficiency.

Changes to expect after getting a dental bridge

Getting a dental bridge Fullerton can change a variety of things including some of the basic activities you perform. We usually advise our clients to inform us of any discomfort or soreness caused by the dental bridge. Dental bridges are quite strong and can last more than 15 years if well cared for. This means that you will have to get used to them since they will be with you for almost a lifetime.

One of the things you will notice with your new dental replacement is easier chewing. Since the dental bridge will have covered a previously gaped area of the mouth, chewing will now be less uncomfortable since you won’t have any food sticking on the gum. However, before getting used to the dental bridge, you should take only soft foods to prevent injuring the area.

 

Speaking

The dental bridge will not interfere with how you speak. However, if speaking missing teeth was affecting your words, the dental bridge should improve how you articulate your speech. Most people with dental bridges agree that speech becomes improved and not affected once you get used to the dental bridges.