What is a fixed dental bridge?
A fixed dental bridge is a useful tool in maintaining the health of your mouth, the structure of your face, and the ability to chew, smile, and speak properly. Oral health is an important component of overall physical health, as well as emotional well-being. Sometimes a fixed dental bridge may be required to improve the appearance and/or function of your mouth and gums.
Fixed dental bridges are designed to be permanent, and are most often used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth, and keep remaining teeth from shifting out of their proper positions. Typically a dental bridge is made out of porcelain that is fused to metal, and then anchored in your mouth using your own teeth (typically one tooth on either side of the area that needs to be filled). The result is comfortable and durable appearance and function.
Fillings, root canals, and crowns are all utilized by dentists to fix minor problems such as cavities and chipped teeth, but in the event that you are missing teeth altogether, you’ll want to speak to us about a fixed dental bridge. Fixed bridges sound complex, but the procedure is done usually in just a couple of visits. Numbing medications are used to eliminate pain, and moldings of your gums, teeth, and mouth are taken to ensure a proper and comfortable fit of the permanent oral device.
When contemplating fixed dental bridges to mask the appearance of a missing tooth, keep in mind that function is as important as appearance. Our dentists in Apex NC and Cary NC, will explain the options available, and go over the procedure process with you. If you have any questions about the placement, feel, or use of a bridge after it is fitted, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Apex NC and Cary NC. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.
Pezdek Dental can help you with all of your dental needs. Currently serving Apex NC, Cary NC, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!
To learn more about fixed dental bridges, call Dr. Tom Pezdek at Pezdek Dental Care today, 919-362-5777.
Thomas N. Pezdek, DDS PA
412-D East Williams St.
Apex, NC 27502
Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM