Patients often come into our Fremont office and they are missing one or more of their teeth. Unfortunately, it is possible for your teeth to come out of your mouth for several reasons. For example, trauma, tooth decay, and even a knocked-out tooth can happen and leave you without your teeth. Tooth loss is embarrassing for most people, but it does not have to be. Patients who are missing teeth will often search for different ways that they can complete their smile once again. When you call the team at Greenhills Dental Care, you will never have to worry about it again.
Once way that you can bridge the gap between your missing teeth and your natural teeth is with a dental bridge. This type of dental appliance is perfect for people who are missing one tooth or a series of teeth in a row. For instance, your front four teeth. When you do lose your teeth, you run the risk of bone loss, especially if you do not receive a replacement tooth in a timely manner. You will notice that your teeth shift around and that your jaw does not feel as normal as it did before. When treatment is done promptly, these side effects can be eliminated.
At Greenhills Dental Care, we have the best technology and the know the best remedies to replace your missing teeth. Our team will work tirelessly to make sure your beautiful smile is whole again.
When patients come into our Fremont office, that want to know whether they need dental implants, a dental bridge, or dentures. All options are available, but a dental bridge is ideal for patients who still have some of their natural teeth. You do not want to have all your other teeth extracted just to receive implants, unless it is necessary
Dr. Shirley Bien is ready to sit down and talk to you about your dental bridge options and what to expect when you are in our office. There are treatment plans that may work better for you than others and you will explore this with Dr. Bien when you are here.
About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge works just as it sounds – it bridges a gap of missing teeth in your mouth. Whether you are missing one tooth or five teeth, it will work for you if there are natural teeth in your mouth. Before you can receive a bridge, Dr. Bien will need to make sure you are a candidate for the procedure. First, any patient who wants to receive a dental bridge will need to have healthy, natural teeth in their mouth. These teeth cannot be diseased and they must be on both sides of where the bridge will go. If you do not have healthy teeth, the bridge will NOT work, so this is crucial.
Next, you should always have teeth on either side of the bridge, as mentioned briefly above. This is because these teeth will work as an anchor to hold the bridge in place in your mouth. Without these natural teeth, a bridge cannot be supported and a different treatment will need to be selected.
Lastly, you will need to take care of your bridge and floss under it as well. The longevity of the bridge itself will depend on how you care for it. If you provide poor dental care to it, then it will not last, but if you maintain it, you can expect it to last you a long time. Even though the bridge does not make use of natural teeth, the crowns on the bridge need to be brushed and flossed to prevent damage to them. In fact, even if you have a bridge, you can develop gum disease.
Dr. Bien specializes in all types of dental bridges and can help you choose the right one for your mouth and provide you with care tips to ensure you know how to take proper care of it. You never must worry about your smile when you contact the team at Greenhills Dental Care. We will work closely with you to ensure that your smile is as bright as you want it to be. Dr. Bien is prepared to discuss your options with you and provide you with an examination to ensure you are a good candidate for the bridge.
Dental Bridge Treatment and Your Consultation
When you come into our Fremont dental office to receive a dental bridge consultation, Dr. Bien will sit with you and go over the entire process and what you can expect from it. She will take a look at your mouth and evaluate your dental health to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will receive x-rays to ensure that all your teeth are in fact healthy.
While you are in our office, you will be presented with the different treatment recommendations. We believe that you should educate yourself about all the options to ensure that you are happy with the treatment plan you choose.
Sometimes, patients will need to receive additional dental care before they can receive the bridge in their mouth. For example, you may need to have a tooth filled before you are a candidate for a dental bridge. Your dental bridge is an important part of your life and you should know how to properly care for it and what material will work best in your mouth.
When you come into Greenhills Dental Care, you will receive great care and we will discuss your dental bridge options in detail.
Call Our Office Now
If you would like to talk about a dental bridge with Dr. Bien, call Greenhills Dental Care now. Our Fremont office is prepared to see you and provide you with the best care in the dental industry. Don’t wait until tooth pain takes over your mouth and call our office now to schedule your dental appointment.