Fixed Bridges in Scottsdale, AZ


Patients with multiple teeth missing can enjoy health and aesthetic benefits with a fixed dental bridge. At Marcia L Blazer DDS PC, we recommend this non-removable appliance to our patients as a sturdy and long-lasting teeth replacement option.

Why Get a Fixed Bridge?

Missing or severely damaged teeth deprive patients of a healthy smile. Without treatment, aesthetic and health effects of damaged or missing teeth only worsen over time. To bolster the look of a complete set of teeth, Dr. Blazer may recommend a fixed bridge.

Beyond addressing the appearance of your smile, a fixed bridge can also improve dental function and wellbeing. Dental bridges prevent healthy teeth from shifting out of position, which can cause bite problems. After receiving a fixed bridge, patients may notice significant improvement in their ability to speak and chew.

For patients with removable dental appliances, such as partial dentures, our Scottsdale practice recommends fixed bridges as secure option.

Traditional Fixed Bridges

Dr. Blazer works with each patient on an individual basis, recommending a variety of dental bridge options that address their unique needs.

Among the most common options are traditional bridges. These bridges work with existing, healthy teeth and are of materials that promote natural aesthetic and strength. Crowns are placed over neighboring teeth, which are then used as anchors for the artificial teeth.

Your dental bridge can give you years of service, especially when you follow routine check-up visits to keep an eye on oral health and wear and tear on restorations.

Receiving a Fixed Bridge

The abutment teeth used to anchor the bridge are prepared for a proper and secure fit. Impressions, or molds, are taken to fabricate a bridge that accurately imitates natural teeth. To ensure you are not left with an incomplete smile prior to receiving your permanent bridge, you will have a temporary bridge to wear.

Prior cementing it in place, Dr. Blazer assesses your custom-designed permanent bridge, making any adjustments for a stable and balanced fit. Dependent individual needs, the bridge may be bonded with temporary cement to allow adjustment to the new appliance. At a future appointment, the fixed bridge is cemented permanently.

After the procedure, you will receive care instructions, including advice on proper brushing and flossing routines.

Scottsdale Crowns (Caps)


For patients whose teeth have changed in size or shape due to trauma or decay, Marcia L Blazer DDS PC offers dental crowns. Also known as caps, dental crowns are custom-fit to cover the entire biting surface and sides of the tooth. Made from a number of durable materials, crowns protect your tooth and restore biting and chewing function.

The Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain is one of the more common materials Marcia L Blazer DDS PC recommends for crowns. Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored and shaped to effectively match your smile. These sturdy and natural-looking restorations are capable of providing years of service. As with most dental restorations, regular follow-up visits and occasional replacements are essential in maintaining attractive, long-lasting results.

Why Would You Need a Crown?

There are many situations where placement of a dental crown is necessary and beneficial. To achieve optimal results, underlying oral health concerns, such as gum disease and poor oral hygiene habits, should be treated first. Once these are managed, Marcia L Blazer DDS PC recommends crown placement for the following issues:

· Broken or fractured teeth

·& Dental decay

· Teeth that have received root canal treatment

· Replacement of large or damaged fillings

·Enhancement of dental aesthetics

What is the Process for Getting a Crown?

At Marcia L Blazer DDS PC, we meet our patients’ needs by first taking impressions of the targeted tooth. This allows us to create a custom crown. As it may take up to two weeks to fabricate permanent dental crowns, impressions are used for a temporary crown. This provides a seamless transition, ensuring patients not without a smile for long.

Before placing a crown, Marcia L Blazer DDS PC prepares the tooth by removing decay and shaping the surface of enamel so the restoration fits properly. This is done while the tooth is numb, after which the crown will be placed and secured with dental cement. Prior to placing the custom crown, the temporary restoration is removed and the area is thoroughly cleaned. Marcia L Blazer DDS PC also assess whether your bite is properly balanced after placement.

We provide you with after-care instructions and encourage you to follow up at our Scottsdale office regularly.

 
Ready to Learn More? Contact Marcia L Blazer DDS PC.

Achieving a stronger smile begins with a consultation visit. Contact our Scottsdale dental office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about dental bridge restorations.

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