Do not let the gap left behind by a missing tooth inhibit your ability to eat, speak, or feel confident in your smile. Whether you have lost a tooth to infection, decay, or injury, dental bridges serve as an effective restoration to close the remaining empty space. Many patients will postpone replacing a missing tooth due to financial restrictions. However, medical tourism allows patients to undergo otherwise costly dental procedures at an affordable price in Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico. You can receive quality care from a professional who observes the highest treatment standards by coordinating your procedure through Tijuana Bariatrics.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a restorative solution to improve the form and function of your bite. A bridge is made of multiple dental crowns that are fused together. These restorations can replace one to three consecutively missing teeth. A traditional bridge has two dental crowns that will be placed over the two teeth on either side of the gap for support. For improved security, a bridge may also be supported by dental implants. All dental bridges are custom designed for a comfortable fit and lifelike results. These restorations can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia for durable yet natural-looking results.
Benefits of Treatment
Benefits of receiving a dental bridge can include:
- Ability to speak more clearly
- Improved chewing and eating ability
- Preserved oral alignment
- Maintained aesthetics of your smile
Your dentist can complete a full evaluation to help you determine if you are a candidate for a bridge of if another restoration would offer a better solution.
Placing a Dental Bridge
The treatment process for traditional bridges will typically require two appointments. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile to support the bridge. This process entails minor reshaping so that your custom-made bridge will fit comfortably. Once your teeth have been prepared, your dentist will take impressions and provide a temporary restoration to wear for a short period while your bridge is being fabricated.
When you return for your second appointment, you will receive your permanent bridge which will be adjusted for comfort. Once a proper fit has been established, your dentist will secure your restoration firmly in place for long-lasting results.
If you are receiving dental implants, your treatment timeline will be longer and require extra steps. Before you can receive your restoration, you must first undergo a minor procedure to receive dental implants. These metal posts can then fuse with your jaw before you receive a permanent restoration. Your total treatment timeline can take three to six months.
Professional dental care is more accessible than ever before through Tijuana Bariatrics.
Missing teeth not only impact your ability to eat and speak, but postponing treatment can have severe effects on your oral health. The empty space left in your jaw can cause the surrounding teeth to shift significantly. In addition, you can face more serious risks if you do not undergo treatment with implant-supported restorations. Dental implants take the place of lost tooth roots, sending regenerative signals to your jaw. These signals prevent bone loss that is otherwise unavoidable after tooth loss. Your implants can provide superior support to restorations while preserving and maintaining your oral health.
Receive Affordable, Quality Dental Care
Professional dental care is more accessible than ever before through Tijuana Bariatrics. Contact a coordinator online or by phone at (800) 308-3607, so they can help you find a doctor and arrange your dental bridge placement today.