If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, your dentist might recommend a bridge to fill in the space left behind. This restoration essentially "bridges the gap" left behind when you are missing one or more teeth.
The bridge, which will attach to your natural teeth or to implants on either side of the area where teeth are missing, will look very much like your natural teeth.
It’s important to fill the gap left by missing teeth. If you don’t, the rest of the teeth in your mouth will more than likely start to shift. This will have a negative impact on your bite and can lead to even more tooth loss. If you are in Emmaus, PA, you can talk to Dr. Amir Mojahed about what you might expect from the process.
What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge
You will need to go to your dentist for a few appointments to get your bridge. At the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared to receive a crown. You will also be fitted with a temporary bridge at that time, which you can wear until your final bridge is finished.
In subsequent appointments, you will be fitted for your final bridge, although adjustments may need to be made periodically to get it to fit properly. Once your dentist is confident it fits, it will be cemented into place.
Dental Bridges in Allentown PA
A dental bridge is an excellent way to help restore your ability to chew and speak properly. In addition, a bridge can also help keep the shape of your face intact. They will also work to help prevent the remaining teeth in our mouth from shifting because of the space left behind by missing teeth. A bridge can also protect your bite.
Talk to Dr. Mojahed about dental bridges if you are in the Emmaus, PA, area. Give us a call at Evolve Dental Care today!