If you are missing teeth, you may have trouble speaking or chewing, or may notice strain when biting dental bridges may be the ideal procedure to help. Dental Bridges actually bridge gaps between teeth by filling them with strong, natural-looking, artificial teeth.
A dental bridge can be the solution for missing teeth, restoring dental health and daily quality of life. We recommend a dental bridge for patients who have missing teeth or need to replace a removable denture for improved dental health.
A dental bridge is a fixed appliance that is anchored on each side by natural teeth that have been strengthened with a dental crown, or by a dental implant. A dental bridge can restore your smile, prevent more complex problems often associated with lost teeth and last for many years with proper dental care.
WHY REPLACE MISSING TEETH?
There are a range of dental problems that can develop if lost teeth are left untreated:
Shifting of remaining teeth
Bone loss and subsequent jaw shrinkage
Loss of ability to eat and speak normally
In addition to having an affect on your overall appearance, these problems can also ultimately limit tooth replacement options. If you have missing teeth or a poor fitting denture, schedule a consultation with Carroll Dental Care to learn more about how a dental bridge could be the solution to your oral health concerns.
ABOUT THE DENTAL BRIDGE PROCEDURE
The dental bridge procedure is typically completed in 2-3 visits to our Crestwood or Louisville, KY dentist office. The anchoring teeth will be prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a dental crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. Carroll Dental Care may provide a temporary bridge to be worn until your next appointment.