Complete Fixed Bridge

There is a misconception that only older adults can lose their teeth, but this is not the case.  Both young adults and older adults can suffer from missing teeth, and the effects are devastating.  One of the reasons is that your teeth help shape your face.  Without teeth, you would also not be able to eat properly.  You might also feel apprehensive about smiling at others.  This is a major problem that many are suffering from, but luckily there is a solution and the answer is a complete fixed dental bridge.  Fixed dental bridges are the solution for gaps in your gums where teeth should be.  There are different types of bridges, depending on how many teeth you are missing and where the gaps are located.  Installing a complete fixed bridge will also require several weeks to complete, so you would need to make arrangements with your place of work.  Our team at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants has expert knowledge regarding dentistry and the various procedures our patients require.

An example of a complete fixed bridge

What is Involved?

There are several steps when it comes to getting a complete fixed dental bridge.  The first step is to get a consultation from one of our qualified dental surgeons who will then assess your oral health and give you a recommendation on how to proceed.  Once you receive a confirmation that you need a bridge, you can book an appointment to have the procedure done.  The second stage of this process involves you and one of our professionals making an informed decision about which materials to use for your bridge, depending on how many teeth are missing and where those gaps in your teeth are.  The third phase consists of the number of procedures you will need to undergo to fix the bridge into your gums.  Depending on your missing teeth, you may need more than three visits to the dentist.  You will need to work your schedule around these visits.  You must have ample time for the procedures and any necessary recovery period.

How to Care for Your Complete Fixed Bridge

Caring for a dental bridge is similar to proper oral care for natural teeth.  Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice daily.  Make sure to use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste.  Shortly after your restoration is installed, we will schedule a follow-up visit to ensure your mouth is responding appropriately.  This can be a crucial step for the future of your oral health.  The complete fixed bridge also restructures your face.  People with missing teeth run the risk of having sunken cheeks and other signs of aging.  Healthy facial structure will only be restored when the missing teeth are replaced by dental devices such as complete fixed bridges.  Restructuring of the face is imperative because it aids in restoring the beauty of the patient too.

Our team of professionals are ready to help you maintain your natural teeth and replace missing teeth.  For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from complete fixed bridges, call Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants at (585)442-0690 today.