If you have a missing tooth, it’s important to consider replacing it. This is because ignoring the gap in your mouth can cause dental problems, like misaligned teeth and an uneven bite. One great way to replace your missing tooth is with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a strong restoration that contains two dental crowns (one on each side) and a false tooth in the middle.
Dental bridge treatment
Your dentist, Dr. Donald Brown III, will first start by numbing your mouth. This will help you have a comfortable experience. Then, he will trim the neighboring teeth of the gap because they will anchor the dental bridge in place. Removing some of the enamel will help the crowns fit over the teeth. When the teeth are the right size and shape, your dentist will take an impression of the smile and will send it to a dental lab. At the lab, dental technicians will create your dental bridge and send it to our office. As you wait, your dentist will cover the anchoring teeth with temporary dental crowns.
Dental bridge care
Fortunately, your dental bridge can last a lifetime. However, that’s only the case if you practice good oral hygiene. This means you need to brush, floss, rinse, and visit your dentist regularly.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental bridges in Mobile, Alabama, please reach out to Knollwood Dental Group at 251-666-3982 when you can. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!