Dental Bridges & Restorative Dentistry Services in Parkersburg, WV
Benefits of Dental Bridges - Enhance Your Smile Today!
Dental bridges are used to ‘bridge’ gaps in the mouth due to missing teeth, and effectively enhance your smile. They are made up of two or more crowns for the teeth surrounding the gap (abutment teeth) with a false tooth in between to cover the gap. While most people are aware the dental bridges can be anchored by existing teeth, they can also be applied to dental implants if that is what your dentist believes is best for you. Regardless of how your dental crowns are applied, there are many benefits to this restorative dental procedure:
- Enhance the appearance of your teeth
- Effectively chew, talk, and perform other tasks normally
- Evenly distribute the force of your bite
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting
What Can I Expect During a Dental Bridge Procedure?
If you are having a dental bridge procedure done, there are a few steps to prepare for. While every patient’s case varies, the general procedure is essentially the same. During your first dentist visit, your anchor, or abutment teeth, are recontoured and impressions are made for the dental crowns. A temporary bridge will be applied in order to protect any exposed teeth or gums. After the permanent bridge is made by a dental lab, it will be fitted onto your teeth during your second visit. Dr. Hardesty will check and make sure that it fits properly, and that it sits comfortably in your mouth. The dentist may recommend having routine checkups to ensure that everything is in order, but after your dental bridge is installed, you’re set!
Keep Your Smile Bright & Healthy at Hardesty Dental in Parkersburg, WV
Hardesty Dental Associates in Parkersburg, WV, can provide you with the restorative dentistry and dental bridge work you need to keep your smile in shape. Bright, healthy smiles are what we aim for, so you can rest assured that we will work our hardest to ensure that your oral care is up to par! We serve dental patients from many areas in the northwestern region of West Virginia, as well as southeast Ohio. Contact us today if you believe that you are in need of a dental bridge, or for any other dental service!