Bridges fabricated by Dr. Mark Stankewitz are a safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth. If you have missing teeth and would like to discuss this option, please give our office a call…
IS A DENTAL BRIDGE THE BEST CHOICE FOR ME?
Only a thorough exam including models of your upper and lower jaw as well as detailed x-rays can determine if a dental bridge is right for you. It’s important to determine if there is an adequate volume of bone surrounding the anchor teeth or implants to support the replacement teeth of your bridge.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE BRIDGES MADE OF?
Dental bridges can be fabricated of many different types of materials including zirconia, porcelain fused to gold and each material has advantages appropriate for different circumstances. Dr. Stankewitz has 35 years of experience providing beautiful, lifelike bridges and can determine which material is right for you.
WHAT STEPS ARE NECESSARY TO MAKE A DENTAL BRIDGE?
The most important steps in dental bridge treatment is a thorough examination and a proper diagnosis. Only then can a detailed treatment plan be made that will insure an outstanding clinical result. After careful analysis of your individual circumstances, it can be determined what kind of bridge would be best for you and what materials would be best to make it from. Sometimes preparatory work may be necessary prior to starting bridge treatment. If your bridge is to be supported by implants, then implant placement and healing may take several months before your bridge can be started. If your bridge is supported by natural teeth, you may need treatment to improve the gum tissue surrounding your teeth prior to bridge fabrication. After your new bridge is fabricated and checked for proper fit and integration into your mouth, it is permanently fixed in place. It is critically important that you understand how to care for your bridge so that you have a good long term result. This and more can be discussed with you at your consultation visit.
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