What are Fixed Bridges?
Fixed bridges are a dental prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike dentures, which are removable, fixed bridges are attached permanently to your existing teeth or dental implants. A bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth or teeth in between to “bridge” the gap.
Benefits of Fixed Bridges
Fixed bridges offer several benefits over other types of tooth replacement options:
- Improved appearance: Fixed bridges can improve the look of your smile by filling in gaps left by missing teeth.
- Improved function: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly. Fixed bridges can restore your ability to chew and speak normally.
- Prevents teeth from shifting: When you have a missing tooth, your remaining teeth may shift to fill the gap. This can lead to misaligned teeth and a misaligned bite. Fixed bridges prevent this from happening by filling in the gap.
- Restores facial structure: Missing teeth can cause your face to appear sunken in. Fixed bridges can restore the natural contours of your face.
Why Choose Hon Van Cao, DDS for Fixed Bridges?
At Hon Van Cao, DDS, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality dental care to our patients. When you choose us for fixed bridges, you can expect:
- Customized treatment: We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we provide customized treatment plans to meet your specific needs.
- Experienced team: Our dental team has years of experience in placing fixed bridges, ensuring that you receive the best possible care.
- State-of-the-art technology: We use the latest dental technology to ensure that your fixed bridges are placed with the utmost precision and accuracy.
- Compassionate care: We understand that going to the dentist can be stressful for some patients, which is why we provide compassionate care in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fixed Bridges
Fixed bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more, depending on how well you take care of them.
The cost of fixed bridges varies depending on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the type of material used. However, many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of fixed bridges.
Caring for your fixed bridges is similar to caring for your natural teeth. You should brush and floss them regularly and visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Yes, fixed bridges are designed to function like your natural teeth. However, you may need to avoid certain foods that are particularly hard or sticky.
Yes, fixed bridges can be repaired if they break. However, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible if you notice any damage to your bridges.
If you’re interested in fixed bridges as a tooth replacement option, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if fixed bridges are the right choice for you.