For people who are missing teeth, bridges can be one of the most viable ways to complete their less-than-perfect smile. Dental bridges are reliable, effective, and long-lasting, but there are a lot of myths about these dental devices that breed confusion. Here is a look at some of the most common myths associated with dental bridges and the facts you should know.
Myth: Dental bridges Are Easy to See
Old-fashioned bridges were often anchored in place with metal pieces that secured around surrounding teeth, and, yes, these devices could be visible. However, modern bridges are placed over existing teeth or abutments, so the support system is the tooth or the abutment and not an anchoring device. Therefore, if you opt for one of these bridges, you can wear it, smile nice and big, and never really be concerned that people can see the bridge.
Myth: Dental bridges Break Easily and Are Not Worth It
As long as the teeth surrounding the bridge that support it are in healthy shape and the bridge is properly installed, the device can actually last a really long time. Bridges do not break easily contrary to the myth; they are actually made out of durable materials for anchoring and any prosthetic teeth are composite or resin, which can be just as strong as your regular teeth.
Myth: Dental bridges Take a Long Time to Install
Dental bridges can often be installed in one visit, but it may take about two visits for the work to be complete. The surrounding anchor teeth or abutments are first prepared for installation, and then casting is done to make sure the bridge teeth have the proper shape and form to anchor in place and blend in with the rest of your smile. It usually does not take more than a few visits to get a bridge complete so you can go on about your life.
Reach Out to First Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Information About Dental Bridges
For many people, dental bridges have given them a smile they can confidently share. If you believe you may be a good candidate for a dental bridge, reach out to us at First Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX for an appointment.