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 bridge can restore the beauty and functionality of a smile. Eating and speaking can become easier once again when missing teeth have been replaced.
How Is a Dental Bridge Placed?
In preparation for a dental bridge, Dr. Deborah Carey will 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 and color will be checked. Once any necessary adjustments have been made, the dental bridge will be cemented into place permanently.
How Do I Care for My Dental Bridge?
Our dentist and team strongly recommend that you care 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.
For more information and to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Houston, Texas, we encourage you to contact Carey Dentistry at 281-859-5637 today.