Most of the time, people wonder what will happen during the procedure of getting dental bridges. Some are concerned about the safety measures, while others question “is dental bridge safe for them?”
Too many questions, and only one answer!
The answer is: continue reading this article and all your doubts will be cleared.
First and foremost, dental bridges are NOT for cosmetic treatment only. Your dentist might suggest you “implant-supported dental bridges,” if your oral health condition cannot bear bridges alone. Hence, you can conclude that they ARE restorative treatments too!
Let’s divide the process into three stages.
First stage: Assessment!
Not anyone can get dental bridges… for some conditions, there are other alternatives such as dental implants, and crowns.
In this stage, your dentist in Seattle will discuss briefly the risks and benefits of getting a dental bridge.
Also, your dentist will assess your eligibility by taking x-rays and examining the area properly.
Once it is clear that you are eligible for dental bridges, and you also agree to receive them, your treatment begins!
Stage two: Preparation…
Dental bridges need support from your natural teeth!
The first step will be to prepare your mouth for the treatment. This step will include the removal of tooth enamel. Well, your dentist grinds the natural (and healthy) tooth to support the dental bridge, known as abutment teeth.
(While grinding your teeth, there is a possibility that your dentist will also try to get rid of any tooth decay on the tooth!)
Your dentist will inject some anesthesia to maintain your comfort levels. Once the abutment teeth are ground into the perfect shape for a bridge, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. This impression will help in getting the right shade, size, and perfect shape.
Now, your dentist will send those impressions to the laboratory. In the meantime, your dentist will fit some temporary dental bridges.
Remember, the temporary bridges are made from dental fillings. Therefore, you should always get back to your dentist to get them removed.
Third stage: Bridge Placement
The final stage has arrived. Now, you get a better chewing experience, and your smile will be more beautiful than it was ever before.
This appointment will be conducted once your bridge is ready! Your dentist will inject anesthesia to ease the discomfort. After that, your dentist will remove the temporary bridges, and prepare to fix the permanent ones.
Your dentist will be taking some help from dental cement and fixing the bridge. Your dentist will now check your bite issue and teeth alignment. If everything is perfect, you are good to go.
Are dental bridges safe?
We cannot vouch for others, but we can claim that our dentists in Seattle are one of the most experienced smile experts. We perform dental bridge treatments with complete precautions and use properly sanitized equipment for the procedures.
So, we can conclude that bridge treatment is safe at our clinic. If you want to get one, call us now to book your appointments.