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When you look at your smile, do you only see what isn’t there? Do you think that whenever you speak, everyone’s eyes are instantly drawn to your missing teeth? If you’ve ever had these thoughts, your dentist in Meriden knows how to help, and they can give you your teeth back and make your smile look better than ever. The next conversation you have can start the right way, and that’s with confidence.

How Will I Benefit from a Dental Bridge?

Smiling woman in dental chairYour self-image can quickly be restored with a dental bridge. It is a small, natural-looking restoration that instantly and comfortably fills in the gaps in your smile. In addition to making you look and feel better about yourself, they also help your mouth functionally. Missing teeth can often cause the remaining ones to crowd into the open space and become misaligned, which can lead to unconscious teeth grinding and chronic jaw pain. A dental bridge from Meriden Dental Group can prevent all of this at once with a simple solution you can start getting today.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

Graphic of dental bridgeA dental bridge is made of two supporting crowns that are applied to your teeth around the space in your smile. These are used to support one or two prosthetic teeth that will sit on top of your gums, “bridging” the gap. The prosthetic teeth will blend seamlessly into the rest of your smile, and they’ll feel like they’ve always been there. Each bridge is custom-made for every patient to give them the best balance of both functionality and aesthetics. They work so well, in fact, that after a few days, most people do not even notice them.

What Is The Procedure Like?

Animation of dental implant supported fixed bridgeUnlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental implants, dental bridges require a minimal amount of time. The only thing you need to be a good candidate is enough healthy dental structure around your missing teeth to support the bridge. If you don’t have enough, dental implants can help provide it.

The procedure is completely painless, and it usually only takes a week for your bridge to be made. During this time, you’ll wear a temporary one, so you can be assured that even after the first visit, you will get your teeth back. Once your bridge has been placed, it can be either fixed or removable, and Dr. Chimmiri or Dr. Blackwell will instruct you on the best way to take care of it. Maintenance is very straightforward, as regular brushing and flossing are all that is needed to keep it looking like new. This will help it, along with your new smile, last for decades.

Any Questions?

Digital x-ray imagesYou can keep worrying about your incomplete smile and wait for your teeth to slowly become crooked and painful, or you can start getting a dental bridge today. Which sounds better to you? You can finally get your confidence back, and that’s truly priceless.

If you’d like to know more about getting a dental bridge in 06450, or want to schedule a consultation, please give us a call today.

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