Are you missing multiple teeth? Are you tired of seeing the gaps in your smile?
Dr. Ira Goldberg offers patients treatment with dental bridges in Succasunna, New Jersey. Dental bridges are a restorative dental solution used to replace multiple missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth are prone to decay and other dental problems. Learn about the problems missing teeth can cause as well as the treatment process of receiving a dental bridge.
Problems with Missing Teeth
There are several problems that can arise when one or more teeth are missing:
- Speech problems
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Misaligned bite
- Bone loss
Have you noticed any of these common problems? Call 973-298-5893. Dr. Goldberg and his team will help you find a restorative treatment that’s right for you.
Treatment with Dental Bridges
Prior to treatment, Dr. Goldberg will assess your oral health to determine if you have enough healthy bone and gum tissue needed for this procedure. He will also take your goals and budget into account.
Dental bridges are a restorative option that can be anchored by natural adjacent teeth or dental implants. When using existing teeth it is often necessary to place dental crowns for the most stable result. When used in conjunction with dental implants, dental bridges can be permanent, long-lasting replacements to missing teeth. Dr. Goldberg’s dental expertise is rooted in restorative treatments using dental implants. He will ensure that the placement of implants is conducive to your needs.
A removable dental bridge should be taken off and cleaned twice a day. Implant-secured dental bridges can be maintained like regular natural teeth.
Dental Bridge FAQs
Is the dental bridge procedure painful?
No, it is not painful because teeth are numbed with anesthesia during the procedure.
How long is the dental bridge procedure?
The dental bridge procedure usually takes an hour to an hour and a half over two office visits. For implant-secured bridges, implants are prepared for crowns in the first visit and the dental bridge is added during the second procedure.
How long does it take for a dental bridge to feel normal?
On average it takes about two weeks for patients to adjust to a new dental bridge. While adjusting, patients may stick to a soft diet and avoid hot or cold foods to prevent sensitivity.
How long after dental bridge can I eat?
After a dental bridge is placed patients should wait at least one hour before eating. This gives cement time to harden and cure. Patients should avoid hard or sticky foods for the first few days, while adjusting to the feeling of their new bridge.
How do you clean under a dental bridge?
Patients can clean under their dental bridge by using floss to wrap between and around the implanted bridge. Scheduling professional cleanings is also a good way to clean under your bridge. Dentists have special tools that can clean beneath your bridge, removing any bacteria or plaque.
Can I eat normally with a bridge?
Patients with a bridge can eat normally after they have adjusted to the implant. During the first few weeks while adjusting, patients may stick to a soft diet. Once the bridge begins to feel normal patients may begin going back to their regular eating habits.
Dr. Goldberg is a dentist in Succasunna, NJ that provides high-quality dental care. You can call our dental office at 973-298-5893 or request an appointment with Dr. Goldberg on our website.