When you are missing one or more teeth, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile. The bridge gets its name because it literally “bridges the gap” between your remaining teeth. Bridges are fixed appliances, meaning that they remain in place as you eat, speak, and sleep – just like your natural teeth. Call New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today at 603-672-6546 to schedule your appointment and learn more about the benefits of dental bridges in Amherst, New Hampshire.
When you receive a dental bridge at New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, you’ll find it can:
- Restore your smile by filling the gap left by missing teeth
- Support the facial tissues for a more youthful look
- Help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting
- Help restore the ability to chew and speak naturally
- Remain in place as you eat, speak, and sleep – just like natural teeth
Several types of bridges are available. The most common types of bridges replace one or more missing teeth with a false tooth or teeth, and are anchored to crowns on the teeth on either side of the space.
Creating and placing your dental bridge usually requires two visits. During the first visit, your anchoring teeth will be shaped and prepared and an impression will be taken. A temporary bridge will be placed for your comfort and protection while your permanent bridge is being created. During your second appointment, your new custom bridge will be inspected, adjusted, and permanently cemented into place. Dental bridges are highly durable, and with proper care can last for more than 10 years. However, they will eventually need to be repaired or replaced due to normal wear over time.
For more information about dental bridges and to schedule your consultation with our dentists, please contact our practice today.