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Indianapolis Dentist Dental Bridges
Achieving a natural looking and realistic smile after tooth loss is possible with dental bridges. Dental bridges are one method used by dentists to fill a gap created by a missing tooth or teeth.
Indianapolis Dental Center Bridging the Gap with a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can be placed to fill in gaps left by missing teeth.
Bridges not only make it easier for patients to speak and eat, but
they also prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Dental
bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place
by dental crowns. The procedure to place a dental bridge requires two
visits: one to prepare the adjacent teeth and take an impression of
the area, and a second to place the bridge once it has been custom
made from the impression.
Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to
replace missing teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges
(cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever
bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
The materials used for the bridge include gold, porcelain fused to
metal, or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The amount and
type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the
different materials used. The recipient of such a bridge must be
careful to clean well under this prosthesis.
Typically, conventional and cantilever bridges require shaping of the
teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the
shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth.
A resin-bonded bridge requires less preparation of adjacent teeth. It
is often used to replace front teeth, provided that the gums are
healthy and the surrounding teeth do not have extensive dental
The Dental Bridge Procedure
During the first visit, our dentist examines the health of your gums
and other teeth to evaluate if you are a candidate for a dental
bridge. If you are a candidate for a dental bridge, you are given a
local anesthetic so your dentist can prepare the teeth required to
support the bridge. If the support teeth are decayed or badly broken
down, your dentist may have to build them back up before they can be
used as support teeth for a bridge.
Next, our dentist takes an impression of the prepared teeth with a
putty like material that is used to create a model of your teeth. Your
bridge is fabricated based on this model by a skilled lab technician
so that it precisely fits the prepared teeth. It is important that
your restoration fit perfectly to avoid additional oral health
problems such as tooth decay.
While your bridge is being fabricated, our dentist fits you with a
temporary bridge so the teeth and gums can be protected from damage
until your permanent bridge is ready.
To complete the dental bridge procedure, you must return to our dental
office for a second visit to have the bridge fitted and cemented.
As an Indianapolis dentist, my work is to please you. Indianapolis Dental Center
provides a number of prosthodontic services to teeth-whitening services. We have the latest in technology
resulting in more comfortable dental procedures. Our goal is to offer the
highest quality dental care at affordable rates. The staff will file your
insurance, and offer a variety of payment plans.
It's All About You
Having cosmetic or restorative dental work is a gift to yourself.
Having a dentist in Indianapolis like Dr. Kellie Schaub will give you a
masterpiece you can shine on your friends and family every time you smile.
Contact us or schedule an appointment online to find out how our dental artists
can give you something to smile about.
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|Dr. Kellie Schaub D.D.S., M.S.D.
|8445 South Emerson Ave, Ste 101
|Indianapolis, IN 46237
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The Comfort of Dentures
Indianapolis Dental Center with a denture lab available, can create beautiful custom dentures and partials just for you.