A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. A tooth replacement with a dental crown connected on either side makes up a dental bridge. The dental crowns are connected to the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the bridge in place.
Do I Need a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge (or another dental restoration) is important if you have lost one or more permanent teeth. A dental bridge can restore the beauty and functionality of a smile. Eating and speaking can become easier once again when missing teeth are restored. With a dental bridge, you will not need to be embarrassed because of teeth missing from your smile.
How Is a Dental Bridge Placed?
In preparation for a dental bridge, our dentists shape the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This will allow room for the dental bridge in your mouth. Impressions of the teeth will then be taken so that your dental bridge can be custom made. Once your dental bridge is complete, the fit will be checked. Once any necessary adjustments have been made, the dental bridge will be permanently cemented into place.
How Do I Care for My Dental Bridge?
Our dentists and team stress the importance of caring for your dental bridge as you would your natural teeth. Brush your teeth (and bridge) at least twice a day and floss them at least once a day.
We invite you to contact New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at 603-672-6546 today to learn more about dental bridges in Amherst, New Hampshire, and to set up a consultation.