London, ON dentist explains the dental tooth bridge procedure
You have seven seconds to make a good first impression. Missing teeth can detract from your smile and lower your confidence level. Located in London, ON, Drs. Favell, Brunt, Markham and Krasnogyr of Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice offers dental restorations such as tooth bridges to help patients regain complete smiles.
What is a dental bridge?
As a fixed dental device, a bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Traditional bridges involve the placement of crowns on the adjacent teeth or implants with a false tooth in the middle to replace the missing tooth. Bridges are cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist.
Dental restorations allow patients who have broken or missing teeth to smile again. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth restoring a complete smile and improving the functionality of the mouth. Restorations look and act as natural teeth allowing patients to continue their daily lives comfortably.
Your bridge procedure
Restoring your teeth with a bridge requires more than dental appointment. During your consultation and examination, the dentist will determine the best option for your restoration. The dentist uses a local anesthetic to shape the teeth adjacent to the bridge. The teeth are shaped and prepped for the crown that will be placed on them. The crowns hold the bridge securely in place. Once the teeth are shaped, impressions are taken of the missing and surrounding teeth. A laboratory fabricates your custom bridge. The bridge and crowns are matched to your surrounding teeth so the restoration appears natural.
A temporary bridge can be placed while you wait for the permanent bridge from the lab. The bridge should be ready within a few weeks. Your final trip to the dentist is to adhere the permanent bridge into position. After checking your bite for issues, you can leave the office with a natural-looking bridge.
Contact Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice for dental restorations to complete your smile. (855) 669-0775
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