Dental Bridges in Houma, LA

Dental Bridges in Houma, LA

Dental bridges are perfect for filling gaps and creating a seamless smile to enhance your smile appearance. If missing teeth make you feel insecure, you can opt for dental bridges to regain your confidence. At Robichaux Family Dentistry in Los Angeles, we offer natural solutions for your missing teeth with our customized dental bridge appliances.

What Are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic appliance used to fill gaps created by missing teeth. It is held in position by neighboring teeth or implant posts, bridging the gap to give you a complete and natural-looking smile. Dental crowns usually support a bridge, and for some teeth, only one side of the bridge needs crown support, while metal clasps may support others.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

If missing teeth affect your ability to perform everyday functions or make you feel insecure, dental bridge treatment is a great solution. Dental bridge treatment offers both cosmetic and health benefits, including:

  • Restoring your smile
  • Improving your ability to chew and speak
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Distributing the force in your bite evenly
  • Preventing remaining teeth from shifting positions

Dental Bridge Treatment Procedure

After you have been found suitable for the procedure, Dr. Jacob Robichaux will prepare the teeth adjoining the gap, reshaping them to make room for the bridge to be placed over them. Next, we will capture impressions of your teeth and send them to our dental lab, taking care to ensure a proper fit and color match. Meanwhile, we will provide you with a temporary bridge to wear.

Once your new bridge has been received, we will attach it in position after checking it for perfect fit and bite. If your bridge restoration is a fixed device, it may be put in place temporarily to ensure its correct fit and then bonded after a trial period.

It is usual to feel some sensitivity or tenderness after a dental bridge treatment for a few days. Contact our office if the pain or discomfort continues even after several days. Dental bridges generally last between five to ten years. This differs from patient to patient and can depend on how well the bridge is taken care of. You can expect dental bridges to last over ten years with an excellent oral hygiene routine and regular dental exams.

Aftercare of Dental Bridges

By following efficient oral hygiene practices, you can assist in prolonging the life of your dental bridge. It includes

  • Brushing and cleaning your bridge restorations
  • Avoiding hard and solid foods like ice or hard candy
  • Visit your dentist promptly in case of any breakage

To learn more about our dental bridge restorations, visit our office, Robichaux Family Dentistry, at 235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. You can also reach us at (985) 580-3200.

Location

235 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (985) 580-3200