If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, one of your options may be a dental bridge to restore your smile. A dental bridge is made up of a replacement tooth or teeth (to fill the space) and a dental crown on either side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap and serve as anchors for the dental bridge.
Dental bridges can do many things for you and your smile, including:
– Restore the appearance of your smile
– Maintain your face shape
– Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
– Redistribute the forces of your bite
– Keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
Before placing a dental bridge, your dentist will prepare and shape the teeth surrounding the missing tooth to allow room for your restoration. You’ll have impressions and models of your teeth made so that the dental laboratory can create your bridge specifically for your mouth. Once your bridge is ready, the fit and color will be checked and adjusted as needed. Then the bridge will be cemented into place.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, another option to consider is dental implants. You and your dentist can review all the options available for your unique situation so your end result and smile is all that you want.
Please contact New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today to learn more about the benefits of a dental bridge in Amherst, New Hampshire, and to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists. We look forward to serving you and your smile!