Dental bridges are a great way to maintain your smile looking it’s best and being it’s healthiest. For those patients out there that are missing one or more teeth, the option behind tooth implants are many, but not every procedure is perfect for every patient. That is when Dr. Al Gulum comes in, looks at your teeth, jaw, and circumstances and helps you make an educated decision towards your best smile.
To begin, let’s establish what a dental bridge is exactly. Traditional bridges can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of any one gap. On these teeth, the bridge consists of one more fake tooth and is held in place by dental crowns. These dental crowns are also known as abutments and are cemented on to the teeth closest to your gap.
In short, you need a bridge if you’re missing one more tooth. Bridges are strong enough to replace molars, but will always need to be protected with crowns.
The following list is a comprehensive step-by-step of what you can expect at a dental bridge appointment.
If you still have more questions about dental bridges, give our office a call!