When you need to replace a missing tooth, a dental bridge is a convenient solution. Dr. Heller frequently recommends bridges for situations involving:
Like crowns, dental bridges require a two-phase process to create and fit in place. Sometimes additional visits are necessary, like when a tooth needs to be extracted or an implant is being placed.
The supporting teeth will be prepped in a way that allows the “crowns” on each end of your new bridge to fit over them. After an impression and shade match is taken, our lab creates your permanent bridge by hand. In about two weeks, it’s ready to bond in place.
Feeling anxious about getting dental work done? Ask us about our comfortable sedation options to help put your mind at ease.
Because your new bridge is anchored on top of healthy teeth (or implants,) it’s vital to care for it in a manner that prevents unwanted decay or gum disease from affecting the supporting teeth. As usual, brush along your gums gently to lift away any biofilm. Use a floss threader, tufted floss, or a water flosser to clean under your bridge daily and along the insides of the supporting teeth.
Dr. Heller works closely with each of our patients to help them understand all of the options available for their smile needs. If appropriate, he will recommend a bridge or other alternative (such as implants) to consider when planning your treatment, so that you can make an educated choice about your care.
We use modern technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, saving and preserving your teeth.
A bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth, designed to fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face.
Dental implants are a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
Dr. Heller uses a variety of teeth whitening techniques, to get your teeth their whitest and brightest.
We are a kid-friendly office, and will make your child’s visit to the dentist as stress-free as possible.
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