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Dental Bridges Sudbury, MA

Dental BridgeAn Overview

Do you have missing teeth that are preventing you from eating without restrictions? Do lost teeth prevent you from smiling in public?

Dr. Joseph Cheung helps patients choose the appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth is essential for restoring health and aesthetics to your smile after tooth loss. A dental bridge is just one type of prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. It can replace a single missing tooth or may be designed to replace several consecutive missing teeth. A dental bridge is traditionally secured in place using the two adjacent teeth as stabilizing anchors. Dental bridges are custom designed to match the color and overall appearance of your natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

dental implant supported bridge at Sudbury Massachusetts dentist office

A dental bridge can be secured using dental implants. Implants improve the function of the bite and help protect the overall oral health of your smile. Implant-supported dental bridges are less likely to slip out of place. Since implants are surgically placed, they help support bone and gum health too! Dental implants help stimulate natural bone growth and prevent further regression of the jawline.This prosthetic also has the advantage of avoiding the removal of healthy tooth structure; a necessary part of the traditional bridge procedure.

If you already wear a dental bridge, ask Dr. Cheung about the possibility of receiving dental implants to secure your bridge. For qualifying patients, dental implants can improve both the natural appearance of the smile, and the health of the gums and jaw bone. If your bridge has become discolored or uncomfortable, we can replace it with a modern one.

Dental Bridge What to Expect

If you have missing teeth Dr. Cheung can help you determine the best solution for your unique dental needs. A thorough oral health exam, bite analysis and medical history review will help Dr. Cheung determine the best treatment plan for replacing your missing teeth. We are equipped with modern dental technology. This allows us to provide the most accurate diagnosis, and recommend the most appropriate treatments. Your dental concerns are treated as if they were our own dental issues.

A traditional dental bridge is commonly recommended for patients seeking an economical option for tooth replacement. They are made from high-quality dental ceramic and is custom designed to enhance your natural smile. The dental bridge will be fabricated to fit snugly and comfortably into your bite.

For a traditional dental bridge, the two adjacent teeth will be shaved down. The removal of some of the tooth structure is necessary to make room for the prosthetic. The bride will be designed to fit securely using the prepared teeth as anchors.

If implants are being used, Dr. Cheung will coordinate the surgical phase of your treatment with our partner and dental associate Dr. Bob Gauthier. Implants will be surgically placed and left to heal. Implants take 3-6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone, forming a secure bond. During the healing process, most patients will be fitted with a temporary restoration. Once healed, the final prosthetic will be secured to the implants.