Dental Bridges and Dentures

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York Village Dental Specializes in  Comfortable Dental Bridges and Dentures

Crafting the perfect denture is a blend of art and science. Our skilled dental professionals take precise measurements of your mouth to create dentures that fit snugly and comfortably. We pay close attention to the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth, ensuring that your dentures provide a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result.

But it’s not just about looks. We prioritize your oral health and functionality. Our dentures are designed to improve your ability to chew and speak, enhancing your overall quality of life.

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Our dental bridges are not just about filling gaps; they’re about restoring the natural harmony of your smile. We take great care in ensuring that your bridge complements the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth. This meticulous approach guarantees a result that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.

WHY YORK VILLAGE DENTAL FOR YOUR BRIDGES AND DENTURES NEEDS?

The York Village Dental team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals specializing in prosthetic dentistry. Our approach is centered around providing personalized care, ensuring that your individual needs and preferences are prioritized in your treatment plan.

We only use advanced dental technologies and materials to deliver high-quality, durable, and natural-looking dentures and bridges. Additionally, our commitment to comprehensive support means we accompany you from the initial consultation through to aftercare, offering you consistent guidance and ongoing support.

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Questions We Are Frequently Asked About Dental Bridges and Dentures

What is the difference between a dental bridge and dentures?
A dental bridge and dentures serve the purpose of replacing missing teeth, but they differ significantly in design, application, and suitability. A dental bridge is a fixed restoration used to replace one or several missing teeth by anchoring to adjacent teeth or implants. It consists of a false tooth (pontic) and crowns attached to the abutment teeth, cemented permanently in place.

Bridges are ideal when the patient has one or a few missing teeth with healthy adjacent teeth capable of supporting the bridge. They offer stability similar to natural teeth and help maintain the integrity of the patient’s bite and facial structure without the need for removal for cleaning.

On the other hand, dentures are removable appliances designed to replace multiple missing teeth or an entire dental arch. They come in two forms: full dentures, replacing all teeth in a jaw, and partial dentures, replacing several teeth.

Dentures have a gum-colored base holding the artificial teeth and are held in place by clasps or suction. They are particularly beneficial for individuals who have lost several teeth or cannot undergo dental implant surgery, helping restore mouth functionality and facial appearance.

While dentures may require an adjustment period and regular maintenance, including removal for cleaning, they are a versatile solution for extensive tooth loss, offering improved chewing, speech, and support to facial muscles.

What types of dental bridges are available?

There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges.

Traditional bridges are the most common and involve creating a crown for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.

Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth.

Maryland bridges are conservative alternatives that use a metal or porcelain framework attached to the backs of the adjacent teeth.

Implant-supported bridges are anchored to dental implants instead of natural teeth.

How long do dental bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last 5-15 years or even longer. The longevity of a bridge depends on the health of the supporting teeth and gums, as well as your oral hygiene practices. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential to ensure the longevity of your bridge.

Are dental bridges better than dentures?

The choice between dental bridges and dentures depends on several factors, including the number of missing teeth, the health of adjacent teeth, and personal preference. Bridges are generally more stable and feel more like natural teeth than removable dentures. However, for patients missing many teeth, dentures might be a more suitable option.

What are dentures made of?

 Dentures are typically made from a combination of acrylic resin and metal. The base of the denture, which mimics gum tissue, is usually made of acrylic, while the teeth are often made of acrylic or porcelain. Modern dentures are designed to be comfortable and natural-looking.

How do I care for my dentures?

Proper care of dentures is essential for their longevity and your oral health. Dentures should be brushed daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner to remove food particles and plaque. They should also be soaked overnight in a denture-cleaning solution or water to keep them moist and maintain their shape.

Can dentures be permanently fixed in the mouth?

Yes, there are options for fixed dentures, commonly known as implant-supported dentures or overdentures. These are anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone, providing greater stability and a more natural feel compared to traditional removable dentures.

Do dental bridges and dentures look natural?

Modern dental bridges and dentures are designed to look as natural as possible. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance.

How long does it take to get used to dentures?

It typically takes a few weeks to get accustomed to new dentures. Initially, they may feel awkward or uncomfortable, but as your mouth adjusts, these feelings will diminish. It’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions and attend follow-up appointments for adjustments.

Can I eat normally with dental bridges or dentures?

Yes, once you are accustomed to your dental bridges or dentures, you should be able to eat most foods. However, it’s advisable to start with soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods. Be cautious with very hard or sticky foods to avoid damaging the appliance.

Are dental bridges or dentures painful?

When first fitted, dental bridges and dentures may cause some discomfort or soreness as your mouth adjusts. However, they should not cause ongoing pain. If you experience persistent discomfort, consult your dentist for adjustments.

How do I know if I need a dental bridge or dentures?

The need for a dental bridge or dentures depends on the number of missing teeth and the condition of your remaining teeth and gums. Your dentist will assess your oral health and recommend the most suitable option for you.

Can dental bridges and dentures improve my oral health?

Yes, replacing missing teeth with bridges or dentures can improve your oral health. They help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to bite problems and jaw pain. They also aid in proper chewing and digestion and can improve speech.

How much do dental bridges and dentures cost?

The cost of dental bridges and dentures varies depending on the type, materials used, and the complexity of the case. Generally, dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. Your dentist will provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.

Can anyone get dental bridges or dentures?

Most people can get dental bridges or dentures, but the suitability depends on individual factors like oral health, the condition of remaining teeth, and jawbone density. Your dentist will evaluate these factors to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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