Dental Bridges by Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC
Dental Bridges Add Strength & Function in West Virginia
Dental bridges, like crowns, are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you are missing one or more teeth, surrounding the space where the tooth once stood.
Get to Know the Benefits of Dental Bridges
Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC would like his patients to know the benefits of dental bridges. In addition to strengthening a damaging tooth, dental bridges can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite). Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
A bridge, also known as a fixed removable denture, is made to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be supported in any of three ways:
- By natural teeth
- By implants
- By a combination of teeth and implants
Top Oral Care Tips for Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can last a lifetime with proper care; however, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene:
- Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily
- See your dentist or hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings
- To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or other hard objects.
Contact Kevin C. Lucky, DDS PLLC for a consultation to review the type of restorative dental bridge that may be right for your situation. Care for your oral health for years to come with a strong and functional dental bridge available in Beckley, Summersville, and Webster Springs.