How Can a Dental Bridge Become Loose?

By: Dr. Fadi Zaknoun


Living with problems associated with missing teeth can be damaging to multiple different aspects of your oral and dental health. Restorative dentistry treatments like dental bridges are ideal for treating one or more missing teeth that could be affecting the overall health, function, and appearance of your smile. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun can help determine if dental bridges are a good option for you. Schedule a consultation with Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA today.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are a type of restorative dentistry that is designed to replace your missing teeth and provide structure for your jaw and teeth. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to move from their normal position. This, in turn, leads to tension when you perform normal functions like biting, chewing, or even talking. A dental bridge works to fix these issues while giving you back the appearance of a whole and complete smile. There are many benefits you can get from dental bridges, including the prevention of bone loss, reduced shifting of teeth, a natural-looking smile, and better function.

What should I know about dental bridges?

It is possible for your dental bridge to become loose over time if you do not properly care for your teeth. The abutment teeth, or those on either side of your dental bridge, need to be in good condition to securely hold the dental restoration in place. If there is decay or other infections and diseases within these teeth, the dental bridge might not stay in place properly. If you experience advanced tooth decay, this could lead to the loss of your restoration. Dental bridges are great for those who are missing teeth, but the surrounding teeth, gums, and jawbone are healthy overall. This can be determined during a consultation with x-rays and other tests.

How are dental bridges done?

After determining if you are a good candidate for dental bridges, Dr. Zaknoun can begin the treatment. Dr. Zaknoun will start by prepping your supporting teeth. Then, he will take digital x-rays and dental impressions so that your unique dental bridge can be created to fit your teeth. You will have a temporary bridge while the custom one is being created. Once your bridge is complete, areas of your mouth will be sedated. If you have anxiety, issues with a gag reflex, or other problems that could hinder the process, other sedation options may be available. Your dental bridge will either be glued on or connected to a dental implant to stay in place. This is determined by your consultation with Dr. Zaknoun. Any position adjustments can then be made to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Get dental bridges in Wareham, MA

Dental bridges are a great way for you to bring back the function, health, and appearance of your teeth, gums, and jaw. It is important to make sure that you are caring for your teeth even after you get this treatment. Dr. Fadi Zaknoun will ensure you are receiving the care that you want and need to keep your teeth in optimal condition. Contact Cape Cod Dental in Wareham, MA today for a full consultation on the overall state of your oral and dental health.

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