Missing several teeth can cause a lot of discomfort and inconvenience in your life. It can make chewing food difficult and even make speaking clearly hard. The surrounding teeth can twist and try to fill in the gap, causing further problems. A dental bridge can replace the lost teeth and prevent these issues.
A bridge essentially mimics the appearance of your natural teeth while also restoring the affective structure of the compromised area. Being fitted for a bridge is a two-step process.
During the initial procedure your dentist creates a pair of abutments out of the two closest teeth. This will later anchor the bridge. This is done by removing the majority of enamel from the two nearest teeth.
With the abutments formed, they make an impression of the area, and your bite pattern. This is sent to a laboratory where your permanent bridge is made. They will then cover both of the abutments with temporary crowns, to protect them.
The second appointment has the dentist remove the temporary crowns and cements the permanent bridge onto the two abutments With proper care and cleaning your new bridge should last for many years to come.
If you have questions about dental bridges or have lost teeth, we invite you to call CrossPointe Dental in Orem, Utah, to schedule your appointment with Dr. Damon P. Swenson. Our whole team is eager to meet you and help you regain your amazing smile.