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Discover the Benefits of Dental Bridges at Ikon Dental Group in Plainville

At Ikon Dental Group in Plainville, we understand the importance of a complete and healthy smile. Missing teeth can affect your appearance, dental health, and overall well-being. Dental bridges are a reliable and time-tested solution for replacing missing teeth, and our team is here to guide you through the process of restoring your smile’s functionality and aesthetics.

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth (or teeth) anchored in place by the adjacent teeth or implants. Bridges are made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramics, or metal alloys, all designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. This restorative option is ideal for filling gaps in your smile and preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves several steps at our Plainville office:

Initial Consultation

Our dentist will assess your oral health during your first visit and discuss whether a dental bridge is the best option for you.

Preparation of Abutment Teeth 

The teeth adjacent to the gap (abutment teeth) are prepared by reshaping them to ensure they can adequately support the bridge.

Impression Taking

An impression of your teeth is taken, which is sent to a dental lab, where your custom bridge is crafted.

Temporary Bridge

A temporary bridge is placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the permanent bridge is being made.

Fitting the Permanent Bridge 

Once your permanent bridge is ready, you will return to our office for a fitting. Adjustments will be made as necessary to ensure a comfortable and accurate fit.

Final Cementing

The final step involves cementing the bridge into place, ensuring it functions like your natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Aesthetic Improvement

They restore the appearance of your smile.

Improved Functionality

Bridges allow you to chew and speak properly.

Protection of Oral Health

They help maintain the shape of your face and prevent remaining teeth from shifting, which could lead to other dental issues.

Durability 

With proper care, dental bridges can last ten years or more.

Non-Invasive

Bridges supported by natural teeth do not require surgery, making them a less invasive option than implants.

Candidates for Dental Bridges

Ideal candidates for dental bridges are individuals with one or more missing teeth who have strong, healthy teeth or implants adjacent to the gap. Potential candidates must have good oral hygiene and be committed to maintaining the health of their remaining teeth and gums to support the bridge’s longevity.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering a dental bridge, we invite you to fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Ikon Dental Group in Plainville. Our experienced dental team will evaluate your specific needs, answer any questions you might have, and discuss whether a dental bridge is the right choice for you.