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Dental bridges are great because they can help fill that gap caused by a missing tooth. Bridges also look very natural and blend in with your other teeth. Bridges should always be comfortable when worn. If there are times where you feel pain under your dental bridge, we recommend contacting our office immediately. At R2 Center for Dentistry we care about your oral health, and always put our patients first. When you call our East Wichita dental office, we will make sure you can be seen promptly.

What Can Cause Pain Around My Bridge and What Does It Mean?

In order to find out what is causing you to have pain, a detailed examination is required. Our team will ask you questions, and if needed take x-rays to inspect the bridge and areas around it in the mouth.

  • Your bite may be off resulting in the bridge becoming loose.
  • Decay may be present under the crown that supports the bridge.
  • You may have developed gum disease, and this has weakened your teeth.
  • You may have an infection or abscess.
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity

Decay can develop underneath your bridge over time if food gets stuck in between your teeth. If left untreated this can lead to an infection, and cause pain or other complications. Once we have determined what is causing you pain, we can develop a treatment plan to help get you back to wearing your bridge comfortably.

R2 Center for Dentistry is the leading East Wichita dentist for oral appliances and restorative dentistry. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality care using state of the art technology, in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Pain can be felt after your bridge procedure, but this should always subside after a few days. If you notice you still have pain a week or so after the procedure this can mean you have either an infection, or a bridge that needs to be evaluated and fit again.

Practicing good oral hygiene is important, and cleaning your bridge to keep it fee of plaque can help prevent complications and pain. Our team can give you tips and tricks on how to care for your bridge at home with brushing and flossing regularly.

Looking for a Dentist in East Wichita?

If you are looking to find out more about dental bridges in East Wichita, R2 Center for Dentistry is here to help. We provide flexible hours and always put our patients’ health first. We welcome new patients to our practice, and our team will always ensure you have an exceptional experience when you visit our office.

Our East Wichita office is conveniently located near Connie’s Cookies making this a great location for patients in the area.

To schedule your appointment please contact R2 Center for Dentistry East Wichita, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you!

Dental Restorations

Dental bridges help to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. Bridges have one or more crowns or implants on either side of the gap and false teeth in-between them. If you have a gap caused by a missing tooth and that gap is embarrassing, a bridge may be right for you. Bridges are typically made from porcelain material, and this looks natural and blends in with your other teeth.

There are many different types of bridges available.  Depending on how many teeth are missing, and if you have natural teeth on both sides will help decide what type of bridge is recommended.

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Bridge

A traditional bridge is a type of bridge with two anchoring crowns on either side of the replacement tooth. This is the most popular type of bridge, and is used when the gap has natural teeth on both sides.

Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth. This type of bridge is not used as much anymore, and it not as common as the other options. Cantilever bridges tend to put too much pressure on other teeth and this can cause damage.

Maryland Bonded Bridge

This type of bridge has metal or porcelain wings, and these are bonded to the existing teeth. Maryland bridges are made out of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.

Implant Supported Bridge

This type of bridge is similar to the traditional dental bridge, but is supported by a dental implant. The implant is inserted into the jaw and the bridge is attached above the gum line. This type of bridge has an advantage over the other types and helps to prevent bone loss. Implant supported bridges are the most stable compared to other bridge options. Surgery is required to insert the implant and does take longer.

What Are the Advantages With Dental Bridges?

  • A dental bridge offers an effective solution for tooth replacement. Bridges are aesthetically pleasing and help restore mouth function.
  • Helps to maintain structure in the mouth and hold teeth in place to reduce shifting and bite issues.
  • Helps to reduce bone loss and maintains facial structure.
  • Is comfortable in the mouth and feels like a natural tooth.
  • Does not require removal for cleaning. Bridges should be cleaned just like natural teeth with brushing and flossing daily.

Looking To Find Out More?

If you are interested in finding out if a bridge is right for you, scheduling a consultation in our office is the first step. Dental bridges are affordable and a reliable solution for missing teeth. Let us help you get that perfect smile!

To schedule your consultation please contact our office, and our staff will be happy to assist you.