Improperly spaced teeth can lead to complications, including tooth loss, when your teeth lack the support they need for healthy growth. If you have a space in your smile from the loss of one or multiple adjacent teeth, we can correct your smile with a dental bridge.
Your teeth rely upon each other for support. A full mouth of properly aligned teeth ensures that each tooth remains straight and isn’t damaged from a neighboring tooth crowding into it. Spaces can lead to loosening of teeth from lack of support, which in turn risks tooth or bone loss, cracks, chips, or even infection.
Dental bridges are crafted to fill a space between your natural teeth to replace one or more teeth. The function of the dental bridge is to literally “bridge” the gap between the missing teeth.
Building a Bridge to a Perfect Smile
Your dentist will begin your dental bridge treatment by taking an impression of your natural teeth. This will be used to form a mold to craft a natural-looking bridge that matches your smile. Your dentist may need to shape the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap to ensure a perfect fit for the bridge. At this point, you will receive a temporary bridge to fill the gap while your permanent one is being made in our lab.
When you return, the new permanent bridge will replace the temporary one. Your dentist will check and adjust as necessary to be certain that the fit is just right, so you will have a perfectly formed bridge before you leave. You will receive a thorough explanation on how to care for your new bridge. When the work is completed, you will be able to speak, chew, and smile with confidence. We promise you will want to do a lot of smiling after your treatment with Lakewood Dental Trails. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a member of your family.