When it comes to dental procedures, Northland Dental Medicine’s Dr. Corsello is well-known for his friendly and knowledgeable service. This includes a range of cosmetic treatments, from whitening procedures to correcting tooth loss. One method for replacing teeth involves the use of a dental bridge, which can greatly improve one’s smile, as well as boost confidence. Missing teeth can pose quite a few issues for patients. Bridges are common method of replacing missing teeth because they offers a long-term solution to what can be a rather troubling problem. While the procedure is performed chiefly for cosmetic reasons, a missing tooth can eventually develop into a health issue down the line.
Bridge Creation – From Start to Finish
Bridges are typically constructed from gold, other types of metals, more commonly at Northland Dental Medicine we prefer the most cosmetically appealing ceramic options. These materials have proven to be effectively durable when it comes to holding up over 25 years of use, which is important to ensure your smile remains bright and confident for the duration. They are also personalized using an exact digital computer model of your mouth, which is important for creating a comfortable fit.
The first step to creating a bridge involves utilizing existing teeth as a means of support. In many cases, the adjacent supporting teeth are recontoured before serving as abutments. Once this process has been completed, a special 3-D camera records a digital impression of the area which is submitted to a lab, where the bridge is fabricated based on your specific criteria. A temporary replacement will be set in place until your permanent bridge is created. Once the permanent bridge is returned, you will return and the temporary removed. Then the bridge will be installed using special adhesive technology which chemically bonds the bridge in place over the abutment teeth.
What to Expect After Treatment
In most cases, bridges take a few days to get used to. Function is back to normal. Then regular home care and hygiene visits are advised to ensure you enjoy a lifetime of continued use.
Improve Both Your Smile and Your Health
Missing teeth may result in a number of issues, both physical and emotional. Not only can a missing tooth get in the way of eating and speaking, it can also be quite disheartening in terms of appearance. For these reasons, tooth replacement is highly encouraged for all patients.
Looking for a Pittsburgh dentist? Northland Dental Medicine has the expertise necessary to address a variety of issues, from cosmetic concerns to comprehensive oral surgery.
“Amazing job with quite a difficult task - a dental implant on the most fragile spot... performed to absolute Perfection - All in One Day surgery... It was followed by very professional, high-tech equipped treatments by the most knowledgeable and friendly office staff after the surgery. Thank you So Much, Dr. Corsello and the Team!” Lana K.