Continue reading to learn more about traditional bridges, how they work, and how they compare to alternative restoration procedures.
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Traditional Dental Bridges: How They Work & Their Benefits
A missing tooth can cause several health problems. These include, but are not limited to:
- Drifting — where your teeth begin to move and create spaces between each other;
- Bacterial infection — gaps make for food traps, and trapped food is used by bacteria to create acid and infect your dental, gum, and bone tissues;
- Functionality limitations — a missing tooth can affect your speech, and it can mean giving up some of your favorite foods.
- Bone loss — your teeth and their roots help stimulate bone regeneration in the jaw, and when this process is interrupted by the loss of that tooth root then the jaw begins to recede. This can lead to premature aging.
A dental bridge is a device that helps to hold a dental crown, or the replacement tooth, securely in place.
The traditional dental bridge uses two abutments, made from the same material as the crown, that
Using a traditional bridge can help stop drifting. However, because they do not replace the tooth root, they cannot help against bone loss and they oftentimes make oral hygiene more difficult than otherwise, canceling out health advantages related to a lower risk of infection.
As an alternative, Dr. Ajmo highly recommends implant-supported bridges. Like with the traditional bridge, an e.max porcelain crown is used. These are translucent, look brilliant, and are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Rather than using an abutment, this type of bridge uses a dental implant. The advantages of the implant include the same ones of the traditional bridge, with the additional benefit of enhanced durability and strength — restoring a wider range of functionality. They also replace the tooth root, keeping the jawbone strong and healthy, and they are easy to take care of, reducing the risk of infection.
Using a Prettau bridge, which
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Which option is best for you depends on characteristics unique to your oral health and to you in general. These options will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Ajmo. Our number one goal is to help you make the right
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How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The price of treatment and product can vary. Oftentimes,
We encourage you to visit us, ask us about your options and their cost, and let us help you make a decision that is best balanced for you.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Most patients who have yellowed teeth are candidates for teeth whitening. Sometimes patients suffer from chronic sensitivity, periodontal disease, or damaged enamel, and some options may be recommended
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