Dental Bridges in Weymouth, MA
A dental bridge is an appliance meant to literally “bridge” the gap between two teeth when multiple are missing.
At Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, we understand losing teeth is difficult. Sometimes it happens at a young age, but it is more common among older individuals. To help you avoid the negative side effects of missing teeth, we provide custom dental bridges in Weymouth, MA that are comfortable, easy to care for, and simple to wear.
How a Bridge Works
A dental bridge consists of one or more synthetic teeth made from a material like composite resin or porcelain. These teeth are fixed into the mouth using one of three potential methods: dental implants, abutments, or wires hidden behind the teeth.
When a dental bridge is implanted, our dentist will insert titanium roots through the gums and into the jawbone. At the head of the root is a screw, onto which the implant is fixed. This is the most permanent method, and also the easiest for patients to adapt to.
Abutments are crowns that are attached to teeth on either side of the bridge. The crowns hold the bridge in place permanently, but they are more prone to damage.
Finally, if you need a bridge that you can remove regularly, our dentist can make you one which is held in place by wires hidden behind the row of teeth.
Is a Bridge Comfortable?
Yes. Modern dental technology has advanced significantly, and many patients feel comfortable wearing bridges. You will be able to bite, eat, and chew like normal and can even stave off negative side effects of tooth loss like partial facial collapse and gum disease.
How to Get One
If you are interested in a dental bridge made near you, schedule an initial consultation and appointment with Dr. Grace at Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Weymouth, MA. We will be glad to help restore your smile.