Are you missing one or more teeth? Are the gaps in your smile making things like chewing and speaking difficult? Our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile.
A dental bridge consists of two crowns with a replacement tooth attached in between. The two crowns will be attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, which are called the abutment teeth.
Dental Bridge Placement
After administering anesthetic, Dr. Hajra Sheikh will shape the abutment teeth to allow room for the dental bridge. Then impressions will be taken of the missing tooth and the surrounding teeth. These impressions will allow your dental bridge to be constructed specifically for your smile. Once your dental bridge is ready, our dentist will check the fit and color and make any needed adjustments. Then the bridge will be permanently cemented in place.
Dental Bridge Care
If cared for well, your new dental bridge can last for 10 years or more before being replaced. To properly care for your dental bridge, simply practice consistent, efficient oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day and visit our office at least twice a year for professional cleanings and exams. During these appointments, we can examine the status of your dental bridge.
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 schedule your next visit.