Your teeth work together. They support each other and you need two oposing teeth to chew. If a tooth is missing, nearby teeth can move into the empty space. The teeth in your opposite jaw can also move up or down toward the space. This can cause:
You’ll typically need at least two appointments for a dental bridge.
During your first visit, we will reshape the abutment teeth (the teeth that will hold the bridge in place) and we will either take impressions or a digital scan of your teeth. You’ll have a temporary bridge to protect the exposed areas in your mouth while the lab makes your bridge.
During your second visit, we remove the temporary bridge and we places the permanent bridge. We will carefully check the bridge and make any needed adjustments to make sure it fits you comfortably.
There are several drawbacks linked to the use of dental bridges that should be considered:
The best type of restorative dental treatment will depend on the specific case, and the advantages and disadvantages should be considered in the decision-making process. We will present the different options to our patients, alongside the risks and benefits of each possibility, so that together they can make the optimal decision. Schedule and appointment if you have one or more missing teeth so we can chose the best treatment plan.
Our goal is to ensure the most pleasant dental experience possible for our patients.