Missing teeth don’t have to ruin your smile. With a simple procedure, the Leesville Dental Studio team can affix a dental bridge to restore your full set of natural looking, feeling, and functioning teeth. To learn more about how you can use a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth or teeth, call the office in Raleigh, North Carolina, or schedule your appointment online today.
A dental bridge is a device Leesville Dental Studio uses to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Once placed, your dental bridge will look and feel just like your natural teeth. Not only will you be able to smile confidently, but you’ll be able to eat, drink, talk, and laugh without having to worry about it shifting around your mouth.
The dental bridge works by leveraging the teeth on one or both sides of your missing tooth. Using these abutting tooth or teeth as a support, the bridge sits stably in your mouth.
No. There are a few main types of dental bridges, including:
This is the most common type of dental bridge and it’s used when you have teeth on either side of your missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge works by cementing a crown over both of your abutment teeth that connect to your replacement tooth, holding it in place.
What if you only have a natural tooth on one side of the missing tooth? You can still use a dental bridge. In this case, it’s called a cantilever bridge and the replacement tooth is held in place with a crown over the single abutting tooth.
Rather than using a crown to affix the replacement tooth in place, this type of bridge cements a structural framework to the back of the abutment teeth to hold the replacement teeth in place.
Getting a dental bridge is a two-appointment process. During your first appointment, your Leesville Dental Studio bridge expert prepares your abutment teeth for the crown or Maryland support structure. Then, a mold is taken to a lab to create the bridge to fit your unique smile.
During your second appointment, the bridge is fixed in place. Your Leesville Dental Studio specialist will ensure it perfectly matches your natural teeth and fits comfortably.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last a decade or more.
If you’re interested in exploring how a dental bridge can restore your smile, call Leesville Dental Studio or schedule your appointment online today.