If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Dental bridges can help restore your smile.
To decide whether or not you’re a good candidate for bridges, we will evaluate your overall dental health. We will approve you for the bridge procedure if no gum disease is present and your gums and teeth are in reasonably good health.
In creating dental bridges, we start by numbing your mouth in the area where the bridge will eventually be placed. We then prepare the teeth that will anchor the bridge so that the crowns will fit over them.
After preparing the teeth, We will take a mold of your mouth using a soft putty. Then we will send this mold off to a lab so that the bridge can be manufactured. We will fit you with a temporary bridge in the meantime to protect the exposed teeth and gums. When the permanent bridge is ready, you will return to our office, and we will remove the temporary bridge and set permanent bridge in place.