Maple Tree Dental knows that some dental terms and procedures can be difficult to understand. That’s why we provide the following information to help you better understand affordable dental bridges in Easton, PA.
In its most basic form, a dental bridge is used to simply bridge a gap in your mouth that’s been created by one or more missing teeth. The tooth – or teeth — may have been lost due to any number of reasons including decay, physical damage, an abscess, a traumatic event, adult teeth that never fully erupted, or more, but each situation will be unique to you and require individualized treatment. At Maple Tree Dental, we will never treat you like a number and will always consider your unique circumstances to provide the best treatment plan for your lifestyle and budget.
The process to receive a dental bridge is relatively straight-forward. Generally, it will involve two appointments. We have late afternoon and early evening appointments available so you can schedule your appointment when it’s easiest for you to come in.
During your first appointment, our dental care team will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap that needs to be bridged. Next, we’ll make an impression of your teeth to send off to a lab. During your second appointment, your dental bridge will be placed into position, checked for comfort and function, and then cemented into place. At this juncture, some patients opt for temporary cement instead of permanent cement as a precaution in the event adjustments need to be made. If temporary cement is selected, a third appointment will be necessary for final adjustments and permanent placement.
Our office will provide you with full at-home care instructions following your procedure, but most patients find the recovery period to be minimal and relatively pain-free. If you do notice continuing discomfort, swelling, or any other abnormality, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
If you’ve been unhappy with your smile because of gaps in your teeth, and you have been searching for a dentist near you in Easton, PA to help in your smile makeover, there really is no better time than now to learn more about dental bridges and the other restorative dentistry treatments offered at Maple Tree Dental. Give us a call now or easily make your appointment online.