3 Ways Dental Bridges Are Great For You

Nov 9, 2016

Do you wish you never lost that tooth? Getting annoyed with how it makes your smile look or how it makes it harder to chew sometimes? Call us today at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737). Our dentists have the training and experience needed to replace that lost tooth with a dental bridge.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

When you have a missing tooth, you’re facing several problems at once.

  • Your smile has an empty space in it, and no one looks forward to seeing such a gap.
  • Your confidence is lower because you know your smile isn’t complete.
  • Your other teeth can start to slide towards that empty space.
  • It’s easy for food particles to collect along the gumline there, increasing your risk of gum disease and cavities.
  • It can be more difficult to chew without all your teeth.

That’s why you need to replace the lost tooth. A dental bridge does just that.

Dental bridges are actually three dental crowns.

  • One is used as the replacement tooth. It’s made to look like the tooth that you lost.
  • The other two are placed on the teeth next to the empty space.
  • The replacement is bonded strongly to the two dental crowns.

This fills the empty space with a natural-looking replacement tooth held firmly by the other dental crowns. Your smile is complete again.

That’s why you need to call either of our Connecticut dental offices today and schedule an appointment for a dental bridge. Our dentists have helped many people with dental bridges. That means they have the practical experience to match their advanced training in restorative dentistry like dental bridges.

Which Dental Bridge Do You Prefer?

Many dental offices just offer one kind of dental bridge. At DeJesus Dental Group, we want you to have choices whenever possible. This way, you can get the treatment that best fits your needs. When it come to dental bridges, you have three kinds you can choose from. All three feature a beautiful, durable replacement tooth. They differ in what kind of material is used.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) uses metal covered by a tooth-colored porcelain. It’s very strong, but you will need to have some enamel removed from the neighboring teeth in order for the PFM dental bridge to fit.

Zirconia is a strong ceramic colored and translucent just like a natural tooth’s enamel. These dental bridges are very strong.

e.max is a special kind of ceramic that even stronger than zirconia. It will look just like enamel as well, but it’s less affordable than zirconia.

By calling us today, you can schedule an appointment for any of these dental bridges. Our dentists are trained in using all three kinds to restore your smile. Whether you go with PFM, zirconia, or e.max, you will get a natural-looking replacement tooth to fill that unsightly empty spot in your smile.

Why Dental Bridges Are Great

Here are some specific ways dental bridges can help you.

1. Your smile will look great for photos and when you meet people.

It’s easier than ever to find yourself in a photo op. It’s just so easy to take and share pictures that everyone does it. Unless you plan on frowning in every photo, it’s also easier than ever for your smile to be immortalized and shared online. Do you want that smile to have an unsightly gap in it?

Call DeJesus Dental Group today for dental bridges. Once placed in the gap, the dental bridge will help your smile look great again. You’ll have every reason to smile in all those photos.

2. You won’t need any oral surgery to get them placed.

One of the great things about dental bridges is that they’re non-invasive. Other replacement tooth options can require oral surgery. Since dental bridges use dental crowns to hold the replacement in place, you won’t need any surgery.

That’s why you should call either of our Connecticut dental offices today. Our dentists have the expertise to carefully place dental bridges without surgery. You’ll have all your teeth back in no time, but not until you call.

3. Dental bridges are more affordable than other replacement options.

Because dental bridges do not require oral surgery, they’re more affordable than other tooth replacement options. It’s a routine procedure, so most dental insurance plans will cover dental bridges as well.

Call us TODAY at our Bridgeport/Trumbull dental office (203-372-1220) or our Shelton dental office (203-378-9737). You can also book an appointment online. Our dentists have the right mix of practical experience and advanced training in restorative dentistry. With our dental bridges, you can finally stop worrying about that lost tooth.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a qualified dental professional to determine the best dental/orthodontic treatment for your needs.