Fixed bridges are permanent appliances used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are comprised of one or more artificial teeth that our dentist will place using the surrounding teeth for support. When in place, bridges will restore both the function and the beauty of your smile. Depending on your needs and preferences, bridges can be created using gold alloys, porcelain bonded to a metal alloy, or an all-ceramic material that is designed to closely match the color of your existing teeth.
Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is absolutely essential to your oral health. If the empty space is allowed to stay, the nearby teeth begin to shift into the open space and cause problems with the jaw and bite.
The procedure to receive your custom bridge is simple. After we take an impression of your teeth, we’ll send this to a dental lab that will customize your bridge to fit your needs. A few weeks later, you will return to our office to have your custom bridge placed. Between appointments, you will wear a temporary restoration. Once in place, bridges can last a lifetime as long as you remember to consistently practice good oral hygiene and attend your regular appointments with the dentist. To learn more about dental bridges in Parma, Ohio, we invite you to call the office of Parag S. Kirpekar, DDS soon.