What are Dental Bridges and Partials?
When one or more of your teeth have fallen out, it's not just a cosmetic issue — gaps in your teeth may cause your remaining teeth to shift. This can result in extra tension when biting, increased pain when chewing, and even difficulty speaking. A dental bridge or a partial can restore the health and appearance of your smile by covering spaces using a false tooth or teeth that is supported by crowns, dental implants, or both. At Dental Beauty Wellness Center, doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig offer custom-made bridges and partials with top-quality materials that will help to give you back your smile. If you have gaps in your smile, schedule a consultation at our Trafalgar, IN office to get more information about your treatment options with a custom bridge.
What is the Dental Bridge and Partials Process?
After your teeth are prepped and filed down, we will take digital images and dental impressions of your teeth so a custom bridge or partial can be created. A temporary bridge or restoration will be placed while your custom one is being made. When your bridge or partial is ready, your mouth will be prepped with a numbing agent, then the bridge or partial will either be glued into position or connected to implants. Dr. Hendrickson or Dr. Rahrig will adjust the position of your bridge so it feels right and remains in place. You should quickly notice an improvement in the function and appearance of your teeth. A follow-up appointment may be needed to perfect the fit of your bridge or partial in the following weeks. It is important to keep your bridge, partial, and mouth clean because decay can still develop. With proper care, your bridge or partial may last for many years. At your annual exams and bi-annual cleanings, we will evaluate the health and wear of your bridge or partial.
Dental Bridge Restorations
Even if you don't mind the appearance of a missing tooth, it can lead to long-term oral issues if you don't get it fixed. Having a gap in your teeth addressed in a timely manner is vital to avoiding damage to your mouth. Schedule an appointment with doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig to get more information about dental bridges and partials and learn what options will fit your unique needs. Dental Beauty Wellness Center is pleased to offer custom dental bridges and partials that can help improve the health and appearance of your smile. Contact our office in Trafalgar, IN to schedule your consultation.