For a missing tooth, sometimes the best option is to create a bridge across the missing area by using your existing teeth instead of an implant. A bridge consists of two crowns on each side of the gap, and a new tooth in between that replaces the missing tooth. These dental brides are created with great care to fit properly and look natural.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth for a missing tooth. A bridge is used to restore your smile and keeps the natural shape of your face. We will discuss the specific steps involved in the process to ensure you are comfortable with the procedure and after-care instructions.
Why Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
We are asked this question frequently. While some patients prefer to live without a tooth, a missing tooth can become detrimental to your oral health. When you lose a tooth, the other teeth can start shifting position. The spacing can lead to problems with your bite and can lead to problems with speech. A missing tooth can also cause jaw pain problems as your bite changes from shifting teeth.
The Dental Bridge Process
The process of being fitted for a bridge will take a couple visits. We will fit you with a temporary bridge, while waiting for the lab to carefully craft your permanent bridge. Once your bridge has been tailored to meet your unique fit, we will fit you with your new teeth, creating a solid bond. You will soon be back to eating whatever you like with no issues.
How to Care for Dental Bridges
A dental bridge requires correct care to maintain proper oral health. We can provide you with flossers to gently insert floss underneath the bridge and remove any plaque or bacteria from underneath the bridge. Mouthwash is another benefit to help reduce bacteria and plaque that can lead to gum disease.
For more information about dental bridges in Riverton, call Riverton Dental office today.