At Copperstone Dental we strive to provide complete dental services for any and every dental emergency. For situations where one or more teeth are missing, Dr. M. Tuft may discuss the option of a dental bridge.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns placed on each side of a dental gap, with a false tooth, or teeth, to fill the empty space.
What does a dental bridge do?
Acting as your natural teeth, a dental bridge helps to maintain the shape and appearance of your smile by filling in the large space where the tooth, or teeth, is missing. Not only does this prevent deterioration of the jawbone but also prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
What should I expect when getting a dental bridge?
Dr. Tuft will first examine your teeth to see if a dental bridge is right for you. If so, he will take a series of photos, x-rays, and dental impressions to have a custom bridge made. Once available, Dr. Tuft will perform a final exam before fitting your teeth for the dental bridge. Once the bridge has been placed, Dr. Tuft will cement the bridge into place and discuss cleaning and proper care.
Missing teeth can make meals uncomfortable and make it difficult to speak. If you have missing teeth and want to take matters into your own hands, call Copperstone Dental today. Our hygienists are happy to discuss your options and schedule an appointment. Let us help restore your confidence and bring back your smile!