Dental BRIDGES in Fort Lauderdale

Dental bridges

Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge may be your ideal option. Dental bridges fill in any gaps between teeth and restore your smile to perfection. At Pearl White Dentistry, our Fort Lauderdale dentist, Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski carefully evaluates your teeth and dental history to determine if a bridge is right for you.

WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE?

Dental bridges, as the name suggests, are comprised of artificial teeth that literally act as a “bridge” to fill the space between your natural teeth or implants. Using dental crowns, the bridge is permanently fixed to adjacent existing teeth (called abutment teeth) that serve as anchors and provide support for the new, artificial teeth (known as pontics). Often, the abutment teeth are reduced so the crowns and bridge can fit properly. The amount of reduction required will depend on several factors, including the size of the bridge and the materials used for the bridging.

Gold, metal alloys and porcelain are the most common materials used in dental bridge procedures. During your initial dental exam, Dr. Natalia will determine the best material to use for your unique situation.  

TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES

There are three main types of dental bridges:

BENEFITS OF DENTAL BRIDGES

Missing teeth can pose several threats to your smile. In addition to making you feel self-conscious, gaps between teeth can cause existing teeth to move and offset the pressure in your bite. Fortunately, dental bridges can eliminate these concerns. Dental bridges have several benefits, including:  

HOW DENTAL BRIDGES ARE FITTED

Dental bridgework involves several stages. First, existing teeth or implants are prepped, often by removing a portion of the tooth the make room for the crowns that will be placed over them. Then, we take an impression of your teeth from which the bridge, pontics and crowns will be created. A temporary bridge will be placed until your next visit, during which the new bridge will be tested for proper fitting. Multiple visits may be necessary to ensure the fit is ideal before the bridge is permanently affixed.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH OUR EXPERIENCED FORT LAUDERDALE DENTIST TO DETERMINE IF DENTAL BRIDGES ARE RIGHT FOR YOU

If you have missing teeth and are considering bridgework in Fort Lauderdale, turn to Pearl White Dentistry. Dr. Natalie will thoroughly evaluate your smile and determine if dental bridges are right for you. Schedule an appointment today by calling (954) 491-8812 or contact us online.

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"Let's just say I don't have the best teeth and have developed a fear of the dentist, but this office is amazing! Everyone there is kind, caring, really understanding! Dr Natalia is very gentle and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and are taken care of. I would recommend this place to any one especially if you are scared of the dentist, because they will change that for you!"

Julie S., Pompano Beach, FL

“Patient Come First! Dr. Natalia is an excellent dentist whose main priority is making sure her patients are comfortable and get the best dentistry she can offer. I would recommend Dr. Natalia to anyone who needs a dentist!”

Yudanis G., Fort Lauderdale, FL

“As a kid I had a dentist who wasn't very nice. I never liked going to the dentist but this office is different. An all-female gentle, compassionate staff makes you feel welcome and there is never any pain. Last time I was in I almost fell asleep while Dr Benda worked on my teeth.

Rick G., Margate, FL
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