Dental Bridges in Birmingham, MI

Superior Tooth Replacements With Our Birmingham Dentist

At Premier Birmingham Dentistry, Dr. Jay Stone offers dental bridges as a reliable, natural-looking tooth replacement option. For patients suffering from unwanted gaps in their smile due to tooth loss, our Birmingham dentist will help you achieve a restored smile that looks flawless. 

Simply schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone by calling our dental office at (248) 644-8520. We’ll work with you to ensure that your smile goals are met and that your oral health is in the best condition it’s ever been. 

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a custom-made tooth replacement designed to fill in the gaps in your smile. The replacement tooth is called a pontic, and the bridge is typically held in place with dental crowns attached to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. It can also be secured with dental implants. Dental bridges are often fixed and can’t be removed. Unlike dentures, you won’t have to worry about your restoration slipping around or falling out of your mouth.

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Why Patients Need Dental Bridges

While there are various restorative dentistry options available, dental bridges are a reliable and affordable tooth loss solution. Depending on their dental situation, patients most commonly need dental bridges due to:

  • Bite problems
  • One or multiple missing teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain caused by excess stress on the teeth or jaw
  • Feeling self-conscious about their smile appearance 

The Dental Bridge Procedure

Birmingham dentist, Dr. Stone, can complete the dental bridge procedure in as little as two appointments at Premier Birmingham Dentistry. In four steps, you can achieve a new, healthy smile:

  1. We’ll start by providing you with a local anesthetic to ensure you’re comfortable. While you’re numb, Dr. Stone will prepare the two anchor teeth by gently removing a small portion of enamel to allow for the dental crown placement. 
  2. Dr. Stone will then take digital impressions. These images are sent to a dental laboratory where your custom bridge will be created. 
  3. You’ll be provided with a temporary restoration that you’ll wear for several weeks or until your permanent dental bridge is ready. 
  4. At your placement appointment, our dentist will carefully check, adjust, and cement your permanent dental bridge. You’ll walk out of our Michigan dental office with a new smile you can’t help but show off. 

In some cases, Dr. Stone may only temporarily cement the bridge to allow your natural teeth and tissues time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time if this is the recommended course of action.

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How to Care for a Dental Bridge

Dental bridges allow patients to achieve functional and beautiful smiles. However, caring for your dental bridge is essential in increasing its longevity. Follow these guidelines to help keep your restoration in pristine condition:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day: It doesn’t take long for plaque deposits and tartar to build up. Brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste will help remove irritants and keep bacteria away. We recommend avoiding the use of whitening toothpaste, as it can cause damage to your dental bridge. 
  • Floss once a day: Your dental bridge is supported by adjacent teeth, and if they become unhealthy or compromised, you risk losing your restoration. That’s why proper care is so essential. We recommend flossing in between all of your natural teeth at least once a day. 
  • Clean underneath your bridge: Make sure you’re regularly cleaning underneath your bridge. This allows you to remove debris and food particles in the space between your gums and dental bridge. If you’re unsure what oral care products will work best for this, our Birmingham dentist will be happy to provide you with recommendations. 
  • Visit Premier Birmingham Dentistry biannually: Maintaining routine dental cleanings and exam appointments is essential to your oral health. Visit our Birmingham dental office twice a year to ensure your oral health stays in excellent condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Book Your Appointment With Dr. Stone Today

At Premier Birmingham Dentistry, dental bridges can provide patients with restored smiles that support excellent oral health. If missing teeth are holding you back, contact our Birmingham, MI dental office today. Dr. Stone will evaluate your oral health and determine if dental bridges are the perfect treatment for you. Simply call us at (248) 644-8520, or request an appointment online with our contact form.

Premier Birmingham Dentistry

751 Chestnut St Ste 204
Birmingham, MI 48009

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