Dental Bridges

What Are Dental Bridges

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a restorative option that is used to replace areas of missing dentition in the mouth. The bridge is made out of porcelain so that it looks and feels completely natural. The bridge itself is attached to the two surrounding teeth so that stays strong and secure in the mouth. Your bridge can easily last for decades without any special care or treatment.

Why are Dental Bridges needed?

The reason you may want a porcelain bridge is because you’re looking for a surgery-free alternative to dental implants. The bridge itself is customized to your mouth so that it blends in flawlessly. Because the porcelain is durable, your new bridge will last for many years before it’s recommended that it be replaced. Not only are dental bridges helpful in improving the look of your smile, but they are useful at improving oral functioning as well.

Who is a candidate for a Dental Bridge?

To determine if you might need a porcelain bridge, we’ll have you come in for a dental exam and consultation. Bridges are often suitable options for patients who cannot have dental implant surgery or who already have an implant that requires a restoration. If you need a bridge, we’ll recommend having it placed sooner rather than later to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting their position in the mouth. Bridge work is fixed in the mouth, and not removable like other appliances.

What happens during the Dental Bridge procedure?

The procedure typically begins with a local anesthetic that numbs the area. The two surrounding teeth will be filed down to make room for the restoration itself. We then take impressions, or molds, of your teeth and use these to make a new porcelain bridge. You will come into our office for a second appointment to have the permanent bridge put into place. Small adjustments are made to the bridge so that it fits and feels as comfortably as possible. You will then be ready to leave the office with your brand new, flawless smile.

If you’re interested in porcelain bridges, call our office today and our staff members can further assist you.

Who Is A Candidate For A Bridge

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X-Rays

We use safe and reliable x-ray technology that uses a minimal amount of radiation to create a high-definition image.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that can be used to cover your smile.

Implants

The implant is inserted deep into the bone of your jaw, fusing with the bone in just a few short months.

Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at office.corona@aminsalvidental.com.

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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