Losing teeth does not need to a fact of aging. Teeth play a critical role in your chewing, eating and also your speech. It is critical to seek replacement for missing teeth so that other teeth don’t shift and your cheeks don’t start to sink in.
Bridge is an option which will place artificial teeth and attach them to your missing teeth.
How is a bridge attached?
Bridges are completed over a couple of appointments.
- First appointment will allow our dentist to prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel & dentin. The bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure the correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, after impressions it is sent to the lab where the bridge is made.
- Bridges are placed and then placed to ensure that the patient bite is good and feels comfortable.
What is a bridge made of?
Usually porcelain or a combination of alloys which are then bonded to precious or non-precious metal.
How do I take care of bridge?
Just like your natural teeth – it is critical to floss & brush – this is especially critical since the bridge relies on the teeth near it for support.