Dental Bridges at Hershey Family Dentistry

Dental bridges are a common restorative treatment offered at Hershey Family Dentistry to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth, and a false tooth or teeth, called pontics, in between. These pontics can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of these materials.

The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves two or more visits to Hershey Family Dentistry. During the first visit, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Impressions of the teeth are then taken, which serve as a model for the bridge, pontic, and crowns. A temporary bridge is placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the permanent bridge is being made.

At the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the new permanent bridge is checked and adjusted for proper fit. It may take multiple visits to achieve the correct fit, especially for the bite and to ensure the bridge feels comfortable. Once the fit is confirmed, the bridge is permanently cemented into place.

Dental bridges offer several benefits, including restoring the ability to properly chew and speak, maintaining the shape of the face, distributing the forces in the bite properly by replacing missing teeth, and preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position. They are a durable solution that can last many years with proper care, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

At Hershey Family Dentistry, the team is committed to providing high-quality dental bridges that look natural and function effectively, helping patients regain confidence in their smile and overall oral health.


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Dr. William Svitko, DMD
1036 Cocoa Avenue
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