Preserve Your Smile at Dream Dental Services
Dr. Ouellette may recommend a bridge if your tooth can’t be salvaged with a filling or crown, yet you still want a fully functioning tooth. A bridge also prevents your remaining teeth from moving out of position, which can cause other unwanted dental problems. In addition, a dental bridge will enhance your ability to speak and chew normally. If you have a missing tooth, our cosmetic dentist can replace the gap with a dental bridge in Altamonte Springs, FL, and the Orlando and Casselberry, FL, areas.
What's a Dental Bridge?
Sometimes called a “fixed partial denture,” a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges are made from gold, alloys, porcelain – or a combination of materials – to match your natural teeth. A fixed bridge is attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, a fixed bridge must be removed by a dentist.
A Dental Bridge Is a Great Option for Many Patients
Getting a bridge usually requires two appointments. We craft a mold of your teeth and prepare the surrounding anchor teeth for permanent crowns. A dental laboratory takes about two weeks to create your bridge, followed by a visit for your final fit. Once the process is complete, your bridge will look and act just like your natural teeth – no one will be able to tell you are wearing one!
After your bridge is installed, we encourage you to care for your bridge just as you would regular teeth. A good brushing and flossing routine is usually the only maintenance necessary. In addition, feel free to give our office a call if you have any discomfort once your bridge is in place.
Learn More About Dental Bridges in Altamonte Springs, AL & the Orlando & Casselberry, FL, Areas
To experience our award-winning dental care, schedule your appointment today by calling (407) 862-7000 or using our convenient online form. For patients interested in dental implants, please schedule your Free Implant Consultation. Your consultation includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Digital X-Rays
- Complete Exam
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Get Started
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you along your journey to your best smile!