What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are ideal for replacing missing teeth within the mouth. Most often, the two outermost parts of the bridge attach to your child’s surrounding teeth. The middle portion of the bridge contains the false tooth, or pontic, which replaces what is missing. Most bridges can last for many years and provides both cosmetic as well as restorative benefits.
Why might Dental Bridges be needed?
The reason your child might benefit from a dental bridge is because they’re completely missing a tooth. Rather than have them wear a partial denture, the bridge can be placed securely over the surrounding teeth. Bridge work helps to restore the overall aesthetic beauty of your child’s smile. It can even help with overall functionality, since it’ll be easier for your child to eat and chew with the bridge in place.
Who is a candidate for Dental Bridges?
Most children and teens who need a bridge can safely have the restoration made and placed. We will examine your child’s smile to determine if a bridge is the right choice for them. Bridges can be placed over virtually any area within the mouth, which makes them a great option for those who are completely missing teeth either in the front or back of their smiles.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Bridges?
The first step is to numb the area with a local anesthetic. We offer many sedative options as well, so your child will be comfortable during the course of treatment. We then file down the two surrounding teeth to make room for the bridge to fit over these areas. Impressions are taken to help us create a perfectly custom-fitted bridge for their smile. Their second visit into the office will involve placing this permanent bridge. Your child can expect the bridge to last for quite some time before it will need to be replaced with a new restoration.
If you would like to learn more about dental bridge work for your child, call us today to speak with one of our trained professional team members.