When a person is missing teeth, they can feel embarrassed about the appearance of their smile. There are now more tooth replacement options than ever before, allowing individuals to overcome their missing teeth and have beautiful smiles. This information seeks to help individuals understand what to expect from the process.
A Bridge Improves Smiles
It can be stressful having a smile with missing teeth. Society can be very judgemental when it comes to physical appearance. Missing teeth can lead to problems in a person’s personal and professional life. Thankfully, the dentist can offer patients Fixed Bridges. These bridges replace missing teeth with an option that can stay in place for up to fifteen years.
Patients must first have their teeth prepared for the placement of the bridge. The bridge must be put in place using crowns. The teeth that are on either side of the gap must be covered with crowns that are affixed to the prosthetic tooth. A bridge literally creates a bridge between missing teeth and the surrounding teeth.
How Are Bridges Made?
Bridges are made of two crowns and at least one prosthetic tooth. To create the crown, impressions must first be made of the patient’s mouth so the impression can be made precisely. Extra care must be taken to ensure the bridge is created properly or it will not fit precisely in the patient’s mouth.
Fixed Bridges are made to blend in perfectly with the patient’s surrounding teeth so their smile looks as natural as possible. The dentist must prepare the teeth for the placement of the bridge because those surrounding the missing teeth must be covered in the crown to bridge the gap and make the smile complete.
Once put in place, a bridge will provide a person with a greater ability to chew a wide array of foods and feel confident about their smile. If you are missing a tooth and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for bridges, contact the dental office of Robert S. Ogden DDS PA. They will be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment so you can learn more.