It can be easy to feel self-conscious with empty gaps in your teeth. Through the advancements in dentistry, Dr. Hogan offers dental bridges to help fill in empty slots for a confident, healthier-looking smile.
Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, First Dentistry is led by Dr. Hogan who offers a multitude of dental services. Dr. Hogan and his dental experts excel with emergency dentistry and can help restore your smile with dental bridges. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment to find out if dental bridges are right for you!
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are used to fill in the gaps of one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to either your natural teeth or implants that surround the empty space. Abutments are implemented into the gums to serve as a base for the pontics (the bridged teeth). The pontics are then attached to the crowns of the abutments. Dr. Hogan offers several different types of material for dental bridges. You can decide which material may be right for you during your consultation appointment.
Will it be difficult to eat or speak with a dental bridge?
Since slots of missing teeth may inhibit the quality of eating and talking, a dental bridge can actually improve the ability to speak and chew food. However, it may take you some time for you to become accustomed to your new teeth. Dr. Hogan recommends starting out with eating softer foods and gradually working your way up to foods that may require more extensive chewing.
How long does a dental bridge last?
With proper hygiene and regular checkups with Dr. Hogan, dental bridges may last as long as 15 years, if not longer!
How do I care for a dental bridge?
You would care for a dental bridge just like you would with natural teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash can help prevent complications with your dental bridge as well as preserving your overall dental health.
What are some benefits of dental bridges?
- A dental bridge can help restore your smile
- Chewing and speaking capabilities can be enhanced for an improved quality of life
- The shape of your facial profile can be maintained
- Nearby teeth will be less likely to rotate out of their natural position
- Evenly distribute your bite
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hogan and find out if you may benefit from a dental bridge!