Dental bridges are usually used to replace a single tooth, or a row of 2-3 missing teeth. They consist of two dental crowns that attach to two of your healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Between these two crowns, one or more false teeth (pontics) are suspended to replace your missing teeth.
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth in Tampa, a dental bridge from Dr. Mohammad Bawany may be the best way to restore your smile, your bite, and your self-confidence. Contact us online to schedule a consultation now, and see if dental bridges from the team at Tampa Smile Co. are right for you.
Dental bridges are made from a combination of metal and durable, tooth-like porcelain. This makes them strong and durable, and ensures that your new smile looks completely natural, too.
First, Dr. Bawany will clean and numb your mouth, then remove a thin layer of enamel from both of the “abutment teeth” that will support your dental bridge.
Next, Dr. Bawany will take impressions and scans of your teeth. He will use this information to create a custom-fitted dental bridge that fits into your mouth perfectly. You’ll be sent home with a temporary dental bridge or temporary crowns to protect your newly-trimmed teeth.
With the help of our dental lab, Dr. Bawany will create a lifelike dental bridge that will replace your missing teeth and keep your smile looking beautiful. Your bridge will match the natural color, shape, and size of your teeth perfectly.
It takes a few weeks for your final bridge to be built and sent back to Tampa Smile Co. Once it arrives, you’ll come back for one last appointment. Dr. Bawany will remove your temporaries, then check your bridge to see how it fits. If everything looks good, he will bond it into place permanently. You’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile!
Dental bridges look and feel completely natural. Your new teeth will look indistinguishable from real teeth. And since your bridge will be tightly attached to your other teeth, it will never move or shift, unlike dentures. Overall, this leads to a very natural look and feel.
Unlike partial dentures, bridges don’t have to be removed. You also don’t have to take many special steps to care for your new smile. You’ll need to learn how to floss under your bridge to remove food particles. But other than that, you’ll just continue brushing normally, and seeing Dr. Bawany every six months for preventive dentistry in Tampa.
Dental bridges provide long-lasting results. With proper care, your new teeth will last up to 10 years before they require any repairs or replacement. That’s something you can smile about!
Dental bridges can be used to replace up to 3 consecutive missing teeth.
Dental bridges consist of two crowns and one or more false teeth, which are all attached to each other. The two crowns that attach to healthy “abutment teeth” on either side of a gap in your smile. Once they're attached to your healthy, natural teeth, these crowns hold one or more false teeth in place, “bridging” the gap and restoring your missing teeth. While they can be used to replace one tooth, dental bridges are also sometimes used to replace a row of two or even three missing teeth.