When a tooth is lost, it is important to have it replaced. The space left by the missing tooth can cause the other teeth to shift which can affect chewing and speaking. Depending on the location of the missing tooth it may also affect the beauty of your smile too. Dental bridges can be used to restore the space where the tooth is missing.
Dental Bridges Approach
Dental bridges deliver a great strategy to filling up a gap left behind by a lost tooth or teeth. Especially, when dental implants can not be achieved due to inadequate bone density or other underlying medical conditions which are complicated by surgery. Dental bridges occur in several versions, all of which will be set in place when complete. These types consist of fixed, cantilever and resin-bonded bridges. In dealing with conventional and cantilever bridges, the adjoining teeth are fashioned to accommodate a crown that will affix to the artificial tooth. Alternatively, a resin-bonded bridge, while necessitating less groundwork, requires the teeth and gums bordering the gap are healthy and limited from other dental work.
Should your dentist determine your oral health is sufficient for dental bridges, your subsequent visit will prepare the teeth involved in support of your new bridge. In addition, impressions are made from putty to create a model for your bridge. The bridge form is then shipped to the lab where a unique bridge will be created. Your dentist will affix a temporary bridge to protect against injury in the meantime. The final phase is to return for installing and cementing of your permanent bridge.
Also known as a fixed partial denture, dental bridges replace the missing tooth by placing an artificial tooth in the space. The tooth is secured with the support of the teeth on each side, known as abutment teeth. It literally “bridges the gap” where one or more teeth have been lost. When multiple teeth are lost, dental implants can be used to support the dental bridges on each side, allowing for a stable and very cosmetic replacement option for the teeth.
Dental Bridges From Northland Dental Studio
We have the answer to your missing teeth and a gorgeous smile might be just a visit away! Dr. Hadden and her team are experts in working with dental bridges. Contact Dentist in Austin today to begin the journey to a happy, beautiful smile.