When people start to lose their teeth, it can be an embarrassing time in their lives. This is especially true if they are still relatively young and into the social scene. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dentists who can help them with their problem. The loss of teeth usually calls for full dentures, dental implants, partials or bridges, depending upon how many teeth are missing. It also depends upon how much money the patient has to spend. This article will focus on those who opt for bridges, particularly Fixed Bridges. A dentist in North Carolina helps patients who make this choice. Here is more information about fixed bridges.
A fixed dental bridge, sometimes called a fixed partial denture, is the permanent placement of artificial teeth where one or more teeth are missing. It is named so because it doesn’t go in and out of the mouth like regular dentures or partials. It stays in place, and in cases where properly taken care of, can last as long as ten years. In fact, the only way it can be taken out is by a professional dentist.
People get these fixed dental bridges to improve their smile. Similar to dental implants, the teeth look completely natural. When getting the fixed bridge, the adjacent teeth to where the bridge will be placed are prepared. They are filed and reshaped, and become the teeth to which the bridge is affixed. An impression is made and used to form the bridge. When the bridge is done, it will be cemented over the teeth which has been prepared. In some cases, before permanent cement is used, temporary cement may be used to ensure that the bridge is properly fitting.
Robert S. Ogden DDS PA has been providing dental solutions for patients in the Salisbury, North Carolina and the Granite Quarry, North Carolina areas for 30 years. His dentistry practices family dentistry, children’s dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Patients who need a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers, dentures, root canals or bridges find their services at the practice. If there are any people in the area who are interested in Fixed Bridges, the dentistry is available. Visit the website.