Dental Bridges in Boynton Beach, FL

ABOUT DENTAL BRIDGES

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge seamlessly replaces a single missing tooth or a series of missing teeth. Missing teeth negatively affect the appearance of your smile and functionality of your teeth, including how you bite or chew.

They cause shifting of your teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) or speech impediments, and they put you at risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay. A bridge comprises two crowns for the anchoring teeth, called abutments, on either side of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in-between, called pontics. These pontics can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges need to be supported by natural teeth or implants.

Dental Bridges Can:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Properly distribute the forces in your bite by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position and causing malocclusion
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits in our Boynton Beach, FL office. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment in our Boynton Beach, FL office. At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented later. Proper brushing, flossing and regular visits to our Boynton Beach, FL office will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

FAQ

Have Questions About Dental Bridges?
Find Answers Here.

More questions? We’re ready to help. Give us a call a 561.364.7000

>
A
How long does a dental bridge last?

Typically, you expect a fixed bridge to last years differing on the condition and general health of the teeth and rest of your mouth. The quality of your general oral hygiene and long-term habits will play a large factor as well.

>
A
What does a dental bridge look like?

If you’re getting a dental bridge, they look very natural and function like your natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth will be reshaped and fitted with a crown. You’ll also have an artificial tooth made based on impressions of your natural teeth. That way, your replacement tooth looks like your natural teeth as much as possible. When your artificial teeth are ready, then it's cemented permanently with dental cement to the natural teeth on both sides.

>
A
How do I take care of a dental bridge?

In general, you should care for your permanent dental bridge the way you care for your other teeth, practicing good daily oral hygiene and having regular dental checkups. Outside of that you should limit eating foods that are hard on teeth, specially chewing on ice. To increase the longevity of your permanent dental bridge, we encourage you to floss daily and use a water pick in addition to routine brushing. Let us show you how to floss around your bridge to keep it healthy.

What Our Patients Are Saying
Google Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.8     

"Dr K is very thorough explaining any issues that one may have with their teeth and gums. She makes most procedures practically painless."

Testimonial Item

Robert V.

"No reservations on giving Aberdeen Dentistry a 5 star rating.
Dr. K & her staff were great!"

Testimonial Item

James

"Great staff and office. Aberdeen is on top of everything. The staff and doctor are very caring and courteous."

Testimonial Item

Preet C.

"My husband had a dental emergency. Aberdeen Dental got him in 1st thing and his emergency was resolved quickly and perfectly. Thank you Aberdeen for your very professional and friendly service!"

Testimonial Item

Tanya H.

"Everyone at this dental office treated us as a valued customer, cheerful and efficient, striving to make even visiting a dentist a pleasant experience."

Testimonial Item

Larry K.

"Everyone is so so kind and friendly there, they really do the most to make it as easy of an experience as possible. Thank you!"

Testimonial Item

Aly F.

"Found all members of the staff and Dr Krawatsky a delight to work with, plus their service yo be excellent.."

Testimonial Item

R. Versalie

"Paula, my hygienist is the best! She is very friendly & takes her time to clean your teeth without hurting you!! She makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience (even though I dread it)."
Testimonial Item

E.V.

"It is like a dental spot they have great hours they stay late open on some Saturdays and Fridays evenings evenings the staff is professional and efficient."

Testimonial Item

Austin L.

"Got a cleaning done by Carla and the Dr. K was great too! I highly recommend this place. So nice to walk out with super clean teeth… and a smile."

Testimonial Item

Marlon O.