Troy area dentist describes permanent bridges
Dr. John L. Aurelia and the team at his Troy area practice are committed to helping new and existing families achieve and maintain great oral health. In addition to providing general dentistry services such as cleanings, examinations, and fillings, his team also provides cosmetic and restorative treatments such as permanent dental bridges.
Dental bridges are an effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth. These restorations are fabricated from porcelain, which is strong and beautiful. They are made to match the existing teeth, and use the adjacent teeth to support the restoration within the smile. Dental bridges are a wonderful alternative to expensive dental implants or removable temporaries such as partial dentures.
Dental bridges can restore beauty and function to a smile after tooth loss. Patients who have lost teeth may experience reduced efficiency in chewing, biting, and speaking. Without treatment, spaces caused by lost teeth may result in the shifting of the natural teeth within the arch. This requires restoration and even orthodontic treatment to repair, so patients who have lost a tooth should speak to a dental professional about replacement as soon as possible to avoid costly restorative treatments in the future.
Dental bridges are fixed. They are bonded over the adjacent teeth and are not removable, as dentures are. They must be cared for properly to maintain their longevity. Many bridges that are cared for well by patients can last years, even decades. Patients are educated on the ways to brush, floss, and maintain a healthy dental bridge for many years. In some cases, bridges may need to be replaced if they become broken or worn.
Dr. John L. Aurelia of the Troy area is committed to assisting patients with their cosmetic and oral health needs. His practice is conveniently located for families in and around Lake Orion, Troy, and Rochester Hills. Our practice is always welcoming new patients and we are looking forward to meeting you and your family today!