Porcelain Bridges - palm beach gardens fl

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Bridges and a Cosmetic Touch

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Dental Bridges Restore Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can severely compromise the health and appearance of your smile. Modern dental bridges are an excellent solution for missing teeth that not only restore the all-important balance of your bite, but also help your smile to look natural and attractive.

Today, with a focus on aesthetics, dental bridges are generally fabricated with a strong, long-lasting form of porcelain that mimics the light reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel. This common dental restoration is the preferred prosthetic solution for patients with one missing tooth or two missing teeth in a row. We place both traditional and implant-retained dental bridges in our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice. If you are suffering with a compromised smile, contact us today to learn how dental bridges can help you rebuild your smile.

Understanding the Procedure

At PGA Dentistry, we hold the quality of our care to the highest standard. Your first appointment with us will involve a comprehensive consultation, digital photographs, digital x-rays and a comprehensive examination with Dr. Ajmo. A customized treatment plan based on your needs and personal requests will be created just for you. If necessary, a mild sedative may be prescribed to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

We will first prepare your teeth, removing any decayed portions, shaping them with fine detail under magnification. Next, we will take a computerized digital model that gives us incredible attention to detail. Then we fit you with provisional temporary crowns and give you a chance to wear them for a few days. This interim period will allow you to take note of how the temporary crowns look, how they affect your bite and ability to chew comfortably.

Next, we will send molds, photographs, X-rays, and detailed instructions to our premium quality ceramics laboratory, where your permanent metal free cosmetic porcelain crowns will be fabricated to the highest standards. When your new porcelain crowns are complete, you will return to our office for your second visit. At this point, the doctor will secure your crown to your tooth using a high-quality dental cement. Our doctors work hard to ensure that each crown placed is fitted properly so that is works and feels just like a natural tooth. Once your new crown is in place and properly fitted, you will be able to show off your new smile to the world.

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Anatomy of a Dental Bridge

The construction of your dental bridge will depend on several factors, including the number of replacement teeth needed, and the health of the neighboring teeth. In general, a dental bridge has two basic parts:

The abutments

Dental crowns on each side of a bridge are permanently placed on healthy, natural teeth. The crowned abutment teeth must support the bridge, so their health is imperative. You can also anchor a dental bridge with a dental implant.

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The pontic

The pontic is the replacement tooth that fills the gap left by missing teeth. A bridge may consist of two or three pontics depending on the number of missing teeth you have. Crafted by talented dental lab technicians, pontics are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Prevents remaining teeth from shifting position, causing misalignment and related problems
  • Help you bite and/or chew properly
  • Correct your bite
  • Properly align your jaw
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Give you a great smile that boosts your confidence and self-esteem

Risks of Dental Bridges

There are very few risks associated with being fitted with a dental bridge. Like any procedure that involves your gum, there is a slight risk of inflammation or gum infection, but these are very rare. In very occasional cases, a patient may have a reaction to one or more of the materials used to create the bridge, but your dentist will consult with your beforehand about any allergies that you may have. It is worth noting here that a bridge can only be used if you have two natural healthy teeth in place either side of the gap. This is because the bridge needs to be anchored to them to be secure and stay in place. If you don’t have these teeth, then you may not be able to have a dental bridge fitted and your dentist may recommend a different course of treatment.
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Risks of Dental Bridges

There are very few risks associated with being fitted with a dental bridge. Like any procedure that involves your gum, there is a slight risk of inflammation or gum infection, but these are very rare. In very occasional cases, a patient may have a reaction to one or more of the materials used to create the bridge, but your dentist will consult with your beforehand about any allergies that you may have. It is worth noting here that a bridge can only be used if you have two natural healthy teeth in place either side of the gap. This is because the bridge needs to be anchored to them to be secure and stay in place. If you don’t have these teeth, then you may not be able to have a dental bridge fitted and your dentist may recommend a different course of treatment.

Examining Your Tooth Replacement Options

Before undergoing bridge placement, you will sit down with Dr. Ajmo for an initial consultation. During this meeting, he will perform a visual oral examination and take digital x-rays. He must determine the health of the potential abutment teeth and the strength of the bone that supports them. If your teeth are healthy and your enamel is strong, he may recommend placing a traditional bridge. If your underlying bone structure is solid, he may recommend an implant to replace a single missing tooth or an implant-retained bridge if you are missing several teeth. When it comes to replacing one or two teeth, you have options, so Dr. Ajmo can answer your questions and help you find a prosthetic to fit your oral health needs and lifestyle.
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Examining Your Tooth Replacement Options

Before undergoing bridge placement, you will sit down with Dr. Ajmo for an initial consultation. During this meeting, he will perform a visual oral examination and take digital x-rays. He must determine the health of the potential abutment teeth and the strength of the bone that supports them. If your teeth are healthy and your enamel is strong, he may recommend placing a traditional bridge. If your underlying bone structure is solid, he may recommend an implant to replace a single missing tooth or an implant-retained bridge if you are missing several teeth. When it comes to replacing one or two teeth, you have options, so Dr. Ajmo can answer your questions and help you find a prosthetic to fit your oral health needs and lifestyle.

Discuss Your Options with Dr. Jay Ajmo

If you have lost one or two of your permanent teeth, you may not be too concerned, especially if teeth are missing from the back of your mouth. Missing molars don’t immediately detract from the appearance of your smile. Consider, though, that missing teeth can lead to a host of serious oral health issues, including an increased risk for further tooth loss, misalignment of remaining teeth, and TMJ dysfunction, to name a few. Dental bridges provide a reliable and versatile solution for missing teeth. To discuss your options with a talented, caring restorative and cosmetic dentist with decades of hands-on experience and advanced training, contact us today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Ajmo.
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Discuss Your Options with Dr. Jay Ajmo

If you have lost one or two of your permanent teeth, you may not be too concerned, especially if teeth are missing from the back of your mouth. Missing molars don’t immediately detract from the appearance of your smile. Consider, though, that missing teeth can lead to a host of serious oral health issues, including an increased risk for further tooth loss, misalignment of remaining teeth, and TMJ dysfunction, to name a few. Dental bridges provide a reliable and versatile solution for missing teeth. To discuss your options with a talented, caring restorative and cosmetic dentist with decades of hands-on experience and advanced training, contact us today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Ajmo.

Call Today To Find The Tooth Replacement Solution That’s Best For You!

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