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Madison Family Dental Care | Bridges in Madison, CT

Madison Family Dental Care

149 Durham Rd, Suite #29
Madison, CT 06443

(203) 245-1410

We are committed to keeping you safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic!

At Madison Family Dental care, we are doing everything we can to keep you safe during this difficult time. 

-Social distancing is important!  Our new protocols ensure that patients will avoid contact with each other as much as possible. Patients wait in their cars instead of in the waiting room and are met at the door by our dedicated staff when they are able to enter without coming into contact with other patients.

-We are taking our temperatures every morning….and we will take yours when you arrive!  In addition to screening ourselves for any signs of illness, we are screening every patient before they enter our operatories to make sure that they are symptom free and that they have not travelled or been in contact with anyone who is ill in the past 14 days. 

-We are keeping things clean!  We thoroughly clean and sanitize both the operatories and the office after each patient…including the front desk area, the restroom, door handles, and all other surfaces that patients might come into contact with.

-We are reducing the number of patients we see each day.  We have reorganized our schedule to ensure that we have at least 15 minutes between patients to clean and sanitize properly.  In addition, we have moved to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule to ensure that we have time between working days to thoroughly clean.   

-We are wearing personal protective equipment.  Our front office staff is masked, and Dr. Bell, his assistant, and the hygienists are equipped with N-95 masks, face shields, and full-length gowns that are changed before and after they see you.

-We are keeping the air you breath clean.  Dental procedures create aerosols that can potentially spread illness.  Because of this, it is important that we control the production of these aerosols and keep the air that you breath in our office clean.  To do this we have implemented the following:

-we have installed UV filters in our ducts

-we have converted our operatories into negative pressure rooms that are continually filtering the air. 

-We have installed Medical-grade air purifiers in each operatory and throughout the office.

-We have installed extraoral high-speed evacuators that vacuum aerosols out of the air as they are produced.

Bridges
 

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.

The bridge may take a little while to get used to, but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.

If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.

 
 
Madison, CT Dentist | Bridges. Jeremy Bell is a Madison, CT Dentist.