Complete Your Smile and Restore Your Self-confidence with Natural-looking Dental Bridges
Any tooth missing in your mouth leaves a noticeable gap. Mouth spaces mar your appearance and affect your chewing and speaking ability. Besides, the adjacent teeth lack the necessary support, making them move into the empty space. When your teeth shift, they mess up with your alignment, which can cause TMJ-related pain.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with the embarrassment of missing teeth — there are several options to replace your missing teeth for a complete, more functional smile. When you have one or more missing teeth, porcelain dental bridges from Covington Family Dentistry are perfect tooth replacement solutions.
How dental bridges work
A dental bridge is preferable if you are missing one or several teeth in a row. A dental bridge consists of false teeth (pontic) clasped onto the surviving teeth using dental crowns. The dental bridge fits into the toothless gap and attaches to crowns mounted on healthy teeth (abutments) on either side of the gap.
Dental bridges can be made from zirconia or metal. However, many dentists opt for porcelain because it’s durable and can be designed to match the size, color, and shape of your natural teeth.
The dental bridge procedure
You only need two dental appointments to replace missing teeth with dental bridges. The objective of the first appointment involves evaluating your dental health to rule out cavities and gum disease. We also scrutinize your mouth to establish whether a bridge is ideal for replacing your teeth.
Once we give you the go-ahead for a dental bridge, we file down the abutment teeth to create space for crowns. Next, we take your bite impressions and send images to a lab technician to create your appliances. Until your tooth replacement is ready, we will install temporaries to ensure you continue using your smile.
We will give the lab a couple of weeks to create your natural-looking dental appliances. When they are ready, you will book an appointment with our dentist for fitment. We use dental cement to bond your dental bridge in place. Before you leave, we make several adjustments until your bite feels natural.
Affordable dental bridges near me
Want to replace your missing teeth in Covington, GA? Please dial (770) 787-2230 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Doreen Wilson and John Hendricks. We offer numerous types of dental bridges, including fixed and removable ones, to suit different needs.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.