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 “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!
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 bridges.
Remember, 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.
Benefits and Risks associated with Dental Bridges
Before making a final call on whether the treatment is safe or not, you must have a look at the benefits and risks associated with them. Knowing them will help you to understand how safer and beneficial dental bridges are and under which conditions you must not use them.
- The first benefit is that they are effective. They will do the job of replacing your lost or fallen teeth with perfection. You will never feel that you are having a false tooth instead of the natural one.
- It will prevent the shifting of your teeth towards empty gaps by filling the gap. So you will always have aligned teeth.
- When all your teeth remain in their place due to the presence of dental bridges at gaps, your jawbones will also stay in their place. You will have a perfect jawline and your face structure will not be affected.
- You may call dental bridges false teeth, but they perform all the functions of normal or natural teeth. They will help you in biting, chewing, etc.
- It will maintain your overall personality by making your teeth look perfect. It also improves your smile that has been affected due to lost teeth.
- They are permanently fixed in their place. So they will not shake during any activity.
- If your supportive teeth are weak, the bridge will collapse during some functions like chewing.
- It may also get affected without proper care and you will need replacement.
The risks are very minimal and only associated with recklessness. So you can say that dental bridges are safe.
Tips to Avoid any Risk to Your Dental Bridges
- First of all, you need to maintain proper cleaning of your dental bridges and other teeth. It will prolong the life of bridges up to many decades.
- Use floss or water picks to clean the underside of your dental bridges.
- Make sure to go for regular checkups, so that if any damage happens to your dental bridge it will be noticed at an early stage and is cured by replacing it.
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.