Twin Falls dentist offers custom-made dental bridges as a cost-effective tooth replacement option
Patients in the Twin Falls, Idaho area in need of tooth replacement may find themselves overwhelmed by the choices out there. Luckily, individuals seeking a custom-made option might seek a dentist who offers dental bridges. Dental bridges are one of several ways in which patients can restore function and beauty to their smile after tooth loss or extraction. This cost-effective solution is also covered by many dental insurance plans, making it economical as well!
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is used by Dr. Justin Cress to replace one or several teeth in a row. Dental bridges are made from porcelain, a material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel. The patient’s adjacent teeth are prepared with the removal of tooth enamel prior to having impressions made. The impressions, or molds, of the prepared teeth are used in creating the restoration and ensuring a proper fit. Bridges are made of false teeth called pontics which are connected to dental crowns supported by the adjacent teeth. The entire process takes about one week to complete, but the restoration will last many years with proper care.
Is a dental bridge permanent?
To an extent. The dental bridge is a more permanent option than a partial denture which is removable by the patient. A bridge is bonded over the adjacent teeth for more permanent placement. However, if patients are seeking a lifelong solution to replace missing teeth, dental implants are a more desirable option. Dental bridges do require replacement about every ten years or so, making them a less long-term solution than dental implants. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Justin Cress will determine if a patient is a good fit for implants. However, implants do require:
- A healthy smile
- Sufficient bone
- Oral surgery
Discuss the advantages of dental bridges with Dr. Justin Cress of Cress Dental
Twin Falls, Idaho area patients ready to learn more about dental bridges for tooth replacement are encouraged to contact our team by calling (208) 544-4848. Our practice, located at 871 Green Acres Drive, Suite #1, is accepting new patients seeking restorative dentistry solutions.Back to Dental Bridge Page