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Dental Bridge Procedure Guide

Navigating the Journey of Getting a Dental Bridge

For those exploring dental bridge options in Roseville and Sacramento, understanding the procedure from start to finish is crucial. At Dr. Paul Binon’s practice, we believe in thoroughly guiding our patients through the dental bridge process. Here is an in-depth look at each step involved in getting a dental bridge.

Initial Consultation and Assessment

The dental bridge process begins with an initial consultation. During this visit, Dr. Binon conducts a detailed examination of your oral health, focusing specifically on the area where the bridge will be placed. This may involve taking dental X-rays or other forms of imaging to assess the health of your gums and jawbone. The consultation also provides an opportunity to discuss your expectations, where Dr. Binon explains the various types of bridges and materials available. For more insights into what constitutes a comprehensive dental assessment, the American Dental Association (ADA) offers valuable information.

Preparation of the Abutment Teeth

If you opt for a traditional bridge, the teeth adjacent to the gap (known as abutment teeth) need to be prepared. This involves reshaping these teeth to accommodate the crowns that will anchor the bridge. After reshaping, impressions of the abutment teeth are taken, which will serve as a model for crafting the bridge, including the crowns and pontics (artificial teeth). The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) provides more details on the importance of tooth preparation in dental bridge procedures.

Fitting a Temporary Bridge

While your custom bridge is being fabricated, a temporary bridge may be placed. This serves as a protective measure for your exposed gums and teeth and helps maintain the aesthetics of your smile. The temporary bridge also aids in acclimatizing your mouth to the feel of the new bridge.

Creating and Fitting the Permanent Bridge

Once your custom bridge is ready, the next appointment involves removing the temporary bridge and fitting the permanent one. Dr. Binon carefully adjusts the new bridge to ensure a comfortable and precise fit. The bridge is meticulously checked for fit, bite accuracy, and appearance before it is permanently cemented in place.

Post-Procedure Care

After the placement of your bridge, Dr. Binon will provide detailed instructions on how to care for it. This includes proper brushing and flossing techniques, special care for cleaning under and around the bridge, and the importance of regular dental check-ups and cleanings. The American College of Prosthodontists offers additional guidance on maintaining dental bridges.

Embark on Your Dental Bridge Procedure in Roseville and Sacramento

If you’re in the Roseville or Sacramento area and considering a dental bridge, or if you have any questions about the procedure, please reach out to Dr. Paul Binon’s office. Our commitment is to provide comprehensive care and expert guidance, ensuring a smooth and successful dental bridge procedure for each of our patients.

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