Dental Bridges in Naples, FL
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What Are Dental Bridges?
When one or some of your teeth have fallen out, it's not just a cosmetic concern — missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of position. This can result in more tension in your bite, pain when you chew, or even difficulty speaking. A bridge restores the appearance and health of your smile by covering gaps with a false tooth that is supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or both. At Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA in Naples, FL, we offer dental bridges with high-quality materials that will help to give you back your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Junée F. Gardy to learn more about dental bridges.
What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
There are many reasons why a dental bridge may be the best solution for replacing your missing teeth. Dr. Gardy is proud to provide personalized restorations designed to fit the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. Benefits of dental bridges include:
- Improved appearance: A bridge will restore your natural appearance and help you feel more confident.
- More comfortable bite: Replacing a missing tooth or teeth with a bridge keeps your remaining teeth in their correct positions and ensures they can function properly.
- Enhanced speech: Missing teeth can make it difficult to pronounce some words, but a bridge may correct this issue.
- Easier eating: With a dental bridge, you’ll have an easier time biting and chewing food than you would if your missing teeth weren’t replaced.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Bridges?
The fundamental quality of an appropriate candidate for dental bridges is having several consecutive teeth that are missing, but there are several other important factors that Dr. Gardy will evaluate and consider to determine whether dental bridges are right for you. Generally speaking, candidates for a dental bridge should:
- Be in good health
- Have intact oral and dental health
- Have several missing teeth in a row
- Have healthy, strong natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth, as these teeth will support the bridge (alternatively, the dental bridge can be affixed to dental implants)
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
After your supporting teeth are filed down to prepare them, Dr. Gardy will take digital images and dental impressions so your custom bridge can be created. If needed, a temporary bridge or restoration may be placed while your custom one is crafted. Once your restoration is ready, your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia. Other sedation methods can be discussed if you have anxiety or a strong gag reflex to help keep you calm during the procedure. Your dental bridge can be cemented into place or attached to dental implants, depending on the method chosen during your consult. Dr. Gardy will carefully adjust the fit of your bridge so it is comfortable in your mouth and remains in place.
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What Can I Expect after Getting Dental Bridges?
After your bridge is in place, you should have a noticeable improvement in the function and appearance of your teeth. You may need a follow-up visit at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA to alter your bridge's fit if it feels loose in the first few weeks after placement. Dr. Gardy or an assistant on her team will teach you how to maintain your bridge, including the best way to clean it and if you need to avoid any foods. It is crucial to keep your bridge and mouth clean because cavities can still develop under the bridge. If you properly care for it, your dental bridge may last for many years. You should continue to schedule appointments at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA for your annual dental examination and cleaning twice a year. During your exams, Dr. Gardy will evaluate the health and wear of your custom bridge to determine if it needs to be replaced or repaired.
Improve Your Smile
Having missing teeth may lead to bigger problems if you don't get them fixed. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gardy to get more information about dental bridges and the different options we have to fit your unique needs. Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA is proud to offer high-quality dental bridges that can help improve your dental health. Contact our office in Naples, FL to schedule your consultation.