A common problem for people as they age is the loss of permanent teeth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), at least 7% of people lose a tooth by the age of 17, and the majority of the population has lost an average of 12 by the time they reach the age of 55.
This is not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of time, humans have been losing their teeth to injuries, accidents, and decay. This is why dentists have created a broad range of treatments and appliances designed to repair the smile.
If you are seeking an office that provides dental bridges near you, schedule an appointment today to see us at ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL. We are a restorative and cosmetic dentist in ENFIELD, CT that focuses on using the latest techniques and technologies to create the healthiest smile for you.
A dental bridge is an appliance designed to replace missing teeth. It consists of one or more synthetic teeth made of porcelain or composite resin. These teeth are attached to your natural smile using either hidden metal wires or crowns placed on nearby healthy teeth.
Dental bridges have undergone numerous edits over the years. When you visit our office, you can choose which model you prefer. Our dentist will discuss the pros and cons with you during your initial consultation.
At ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL, we strive to create positive experiences for all of our patients. We explain the entire procedure of receiving a bridge during your first appointment and will determine whether or not your mouth is healthy enough to place the bridge BEFORE we begin the process.
If you are currently suffering from oral health issues but are still interested in getting a bridge in ENFIELD, CT, then our dentist will create a personalized treatment plan to help your oral health get where it needs to be for placement.
If your mouth is already healthy, then our dentist will make a mold of your smile to create the bridge. The mold is sent to our dental lab, where the bridge is created. After two weeks, you return, and the bridge is fitted and placed.
You can then enjoy your new smile!