Dental Bridges – Harrisburg, PA
Have a Complete, Healthy, and Gorgeous Smile Again
Dental bridges are one of the most common tooth-replacement solutions – for good reason too! They are reliable, they deliver beautiful results, and they can restore the look and function of your smile for years (if not decades) to come. If you’re interested in learning more about this smile-enhancing treatment and you’re located in or around Harrisburg, then contact our team at Klein Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We’re here to help whenever patients need us most!
Why Choose Klein Family Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- Named “Top Dentist in Central Pennsylvania” in Harrisburg Magazine
- Highly Rated Dental Team in Harrisburg
- Convenient Appointment Times Throughout the Week
What is a Dental Bridge?
A traditional dental bridge uses two dental crowns, one on each side, which support a replacement tooth or teeth. The replacement is fused to the dental crowns, which are then cemented to healthy teeth on either side. Like dental crowns, the bridge is placed over the course of two appointments. During the initial visit, we prepare the teeth, capture impressions, and place a temporary. Then, you’ll return to the office to exchange your temporary bridge for a custom fixed bridge.
Types of Dental Bridges
At Klein Family Dentistry, we offer our patients two different types of dental bridges: traditional and implant-retained. The one we recommend for you will depend on a multitude of factors, including the extent of your tooth loss, the density of your jawbone, and your budget. Of course, we will review all of this and more at your consultation, but, if you’re curious, you can also read on to learn a bit more about each type of dental bridge.
Traditional Dental Bridge
As mentioned above, traditional dental bridges anchor your replacement tooth (or teeth) in place with a dental crown on each side of the gap. Typically, this smile-enhancing treatment is recommended for patients who are missing one tooth or 2-4 consecutive missing teeth. Although it’s possible that some of your natural, healthy teeth will need to be altered, you can have peace of mind knowing the end result will be a smile that’s as healthy and functional as it is beautiful.
Like traditional bridges, implant bridges are custom-made for each patient and designed to replace one tooth or several teeth in a row. There are some stark differences between the two, however, including that this type of dental bridge uses dental implants to secure the replacement teeth in place. This comes with numerous benefits, including added stability and a 20+ year lifespan (with proper care).
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Bridge
Addressing tooth loss with a dental bridge comes with numerous benefits, such as:
- The alignment of your teeth will be preserved.
- You can eat a varied, well-balanced diet again.
- The materials used are extremely natural-looking, meaning the end result will be lifelike.
- They can last for upwards of 30 years if you choose an implant bridge.
- You can care for a dental bridge the same way you care for your natural teeth (i.e., brushing and flossing consistently, avoiding unhealthy dental habits, getting a dental checkup and cleaning every six months).