Dr. Surjit Chahal may recommend a dental bridge if you are missing teeth. Bridges are used to replace either a single tooth or several missing teeth in a row. They are fixed restorations, meaning that once placed, they cannot be removed. Bridges are anchored in place using dental crowns on either side of the missing teeth or with dental implants. These crowns and implants work to ensure that your bridge will not shift or come loose.
In addition to replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile, dental bridges work to:
- Restore oral function so that you can speak and eat normally
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite caused by the missing tooth or teeth
- Improve the shape and volume of your face
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Replace a removable partial denture if you were using one
A dental bridge typically requires two appointments to complete. During the first appointment, impressions are taken and the teeth to either side of the bridge are prepared. The impressions are sent to a dental lab, where the prosthetic teeth are created. At the second appointment, our dentists will place the bridge in your mouth and check that it fits before bonding it into place. Bridges are highly durable and designed to provide you with a beautiful solution for your smile for many years to come.
We invite you to call Allure Dental Care & Orthodontics at 209-521-3400 to schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists and learn more about dental bridges in Modesto, California.