Dental Bridges in Melrose MA
Dental bridges are a great option for replacing one or multiple, adjacent teeth. A bridge is made of two dental crowns with a pontic tooth in between them. Dental bridges are more affordable for replacing teeth and can be attached to existing teeth or dental implants. They are attached with cement and can last about 10 years.
Is teeth replacement more of a cosmetic choice?
Teeth replacement benefits your oral health. Of course, it helps patients regain confidence but it serves more than aesthetics. Missing teeth cause existing teeth to be more susceptible to shifting, decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Replacing missing teeth is more of a preventative procedure against future dental work.
What are the benefits of bridges?
Bridges are affordable for replacing teeth. They are also cemented or permanently fixed in your mouth. You do not need to remove them. This allows patients to care for them as regular teeth. Also, eating, drinking, and speaking will not be affected as other forms of teeth replacement may.
Is anesthesia required during the procedure?
The affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. You will be more comfortable as we shape your receiving teeth or attach the abutment to the dental implants before attaching the dental bridge.
Is this a long process?
Every patient will have a different time frame. For example, some cases will require dental implants which need to heal before the bridge can be attached. During the healing time, you will receive a temporary bridge.