A dental bridge is a beneficial dental restoration that can successfully replace your missing teeth and improve your oral health. The bridge is made of two or more dental crowns and beautiful false teeth. The bridge is anchored to the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your mouth. This restoration is great for bridging the space in your smile.
What are the benefits of a dental bridge?
There are many ways your dental bridge can help you achieve the smile results you’re searching for. This is possible because your bridge can:
-Restore your smile
-Maintain the shape of your face
-Give you the ability to properly chew and speak again
-Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
-Improve your bite by adding the needed force
What is the process of placing a dental bridge?
The process of placing your dental bridge will take two visits to our office. Your first visit will involve your dentist preparing the natural teeth that remain on the edges of the gap. Your dentist will prepare these teeth by trimming the enamel to make room for the dental crowns installed in the bridge. Once the teeth are the correct size and shape, your dentist will make impressions of those teeth and will send those impressions to a dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, you will wear a temporary bridge.
Your second visit will involve your dentist checking the fit and appearance of your new bridge. If it has a few imperfections, your dentist will make adjustments so it fits perfectly in the mouth. Once they finds the proper fit, they will cement the bridge onto your smile.
If you would like to know more about a dental bridge in Nellysford, Virginia, or if you’re interested in seeing if this restoration is the best option for you, call 434-218-7020 today and talk to a member of our dental team! We are more than happy to help you have the best smile and oral health results possible.