Permanent Bridge

There are a variety of solutions for missing teeth, including dental implants, traditional bridges, and of course simply leaving the space empty. But one of the best options is often a permanent bridge.

What’s the difference between a permanent bridge and a traditional bridge? It’s quite simple: A traditional bridge can be removed. A permanent bridge cannot, at least not easily.

Both bridges use an artificial tooth to take the place of the one that’s missing. But it is the way they are secured into your mouth that makes the difference. A traditional bridge, sometimes called a device, typically uses wires to secure the artificial tooth to the teeth on either side of it.

Permanent Bridge

With a permanent bridge, crowns cover the teeth on either side of the gap with the artificial tooth bridging the gap in between. The bordering crowns are then glued into place using a permanent, safe dental adhesive.

Many patients find permanent bridges to be more comfortable than removable devices that can sometimes become loose and cause unpleasant friction against the gum. A permanent bridge is also less likely to become damaged or worn because it’s not removed from the mouth like a traditional bridge.

Because a permanent bridge is not removable, care must be taken to clean the gap between the top of the artificial tooth and the gum line. Flossing or the use of a water pick can help keep food particles from becoming trapped there.

Bella Smile

Every patient is different and a permanent bridge may not solve your situation. But many people enjoy the comfort and longevity of a permanent bridge to fill a gap in their smile.

At Bella Smile, we strive to provide the finest dental care for the residents of South Florida. Our team of dental professionals has the knowledge, tools, and experience to keep you smiling.

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