What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge can help to replace a missing tooth within the mouth. Whether your child has lost a tooth due to decay or because of severe damage, it is important to have it replaced. Replacing the missing tooth helps to improve the look of their smile as well as overall oral functionality. Most bridges can last for years without the need for complete replacement.
Why might Dental Bridges be needed?
The reason your child might need a dental bridge is because they’re missing a tooth. When a tooth is missing, it can get in the way of your child living life to the fullest. They might not feel confident in the way that they look, and the gap that is left behind can cause the surrounding teeth to shift and become crooked. A bridge helps to replace what is missing and is made to mimic the feel and look of natural teeth.
What makes your child a good candidate for Dental Bridges?
Bridges are typically placed over permanent teeth. We can examine your child’s smile to determine if they would benefit from having a bridge placed. Once placed, your child will have a quality restoration that lasts for years. If your child needs to have a bridge placed, it’s important that they come in for treatment as soon as possible to prevent shifting of the surrounding teeth.
What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?
The bridge process is quite easy and done safely in our office. We will first administer a local anesthetic to improve the comfort of your child during treatment. We then file down the two surrounding teeth and take impressions of this area. The impressions are then used to craft a brand new bridge for your child. They’ll come back in to have the permanent bridge placed at a subsequent appointment. The new dental bridge can be brushed and flossed as any other natural teeth. It will last for many years before it will need to be replaced.
If you would like to have your child come into our office for a consultation regarding bridge work, call us today to speak with one of our trained professional team members.