A prevalent reason that holds people back from seeing their dentist is that a person might be ashamed of their dental health. They might be ashamed of their missing or damaged teeth, and would rather conceal the problem than go through the trouble of fixing it. There is nothing to be ashamed of regarding any restorative dentistry practices, such as getting dental bridges. If you have dental health issues, such as missing or damaged teeth, then pay a visit to Dr. Liberman of Great Neck Dental Care. She can gently guide you through your specific restorative dental procedure(s), and put to rest any anxiety you might be experiencing.
If you have missing teeth, you might be afraid to fully smile around people - even the people you trust most, like close friends and family. You might have even resigned yourself to this: I’ll just always have to hide my smile around everyone. That is no way to live. However, you might fear the commitment of dental implants and have no interest in dentures. For these reasons, dental bridges might be the perfect solution.
Like we just mentioned, if you are missing teeth and are looking for a solution, dental implants or dentures might not interest you. How will the implants look? Won’t it be painful? Why will it take so long for the whole procedure to finish. Now, dental implants might be for you and the commitment is worth it; but these are questions you need to discuss with your dentist.
Unlike more invasive dental restorations, dental bridges do not require surgery. Dental bridges can be installed in just one visit and they are not permanent. With the right care, however, dental bridges can last decades long. But if you are worried about an invasive, costly, and potentially painful procedure, then you can rest assured that your experience with dental bridges will not have that character.
There are three different types of dental bridges: cantilever, traditional, and Maryland. There are important differences between them - and which would work for you - but they all work in a similar way. If you have a missing tooth or a few in a row, then there will be crowns attached to the adjacent teeth - these are called abutments. Then, attached to the crown, the artificial tooth is placed where your missing tooth is. The artificial tooth is secured in place by the abutments. Dental bridges should last up to a decade, but their durability is dependent on your dental hygiene habits.
Having missing teeth is nothing to be ashamed of. There are options out there for you to return your smile to what it once was. If you are in the Great Neck or Nassau County area and would like to explore your restorative dentistry options, pay a visit to Dr. Liberman and her team at Great Neck Dental Care.
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