What Is A Dental Bridge?

andersonbridgeIf you’ve lost a couple of teeth to tooth decay or infection, a dental bridge could be an excellent option for tooth replacement. The bridge actually fills the gap between two crowns, whether it’s a one tooth gap or multiple teeth. In preparation for a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the bridge will need crowns (or caps) placed over them. Once the bridge is placed, the crowns serve as its support. Depending on your situation, you may need implants if your teeth are not strong enough to hold a crown. What is a dental bridge? How does it work?


What Happens During A Checkup?

andersoncheckupIn a previous blog we explained why a routine cleaning is essential for maintaining a healthy smile. In addition to having your teeth cleaned, the American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup as well. What happens during a checkup? An exam can help the doctor identify and treat a problem before the issue can progress to a state that requires more intensive and expensive solutions.


Why Do You Need Dental Cleanings?

andersoncleaningWhen was the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned? The American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. Why do you need dental cleanings? Simply put, this preventive procedure helps protect your smile from a number of serious oral health problems, including tooth decay and gum disease.


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