Fixed Dental Bridges: A Solution for Missing Teeth
Dealing with tooth loss is a challenge for anyone. Whether you lost a tooth to an accident or a severely infected root canal, the result is the same.
Your proportionate smile is thrown off by a gap between your teeth, and you have to learn to eat and speak differently to avoid discomfort. But between dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges in Milton, GA, how do you know which is right for you?
Fixed Dental Bridges
Thanks to great strides forward in modern dentistry, there are several options available to replace a missing tooth and eliminate that gap in your smile. One that has stood the test of time is fixed dental bridges. This dental prosthetic fills the open space left by a missing tooth and allows you to eat and speak comfortably again.
A dental bridge-also referred to as a fixed bridge or fixed partial-is typically a three-piece unit. An artificial tooth called a pontic is suspended between two crowns anchored to adjacent teeth. Placing a dental bridge in Milton, GA typically involves two or three appointments.
Step 1: Gathering Information
During the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the space are prepared so the crowns will fit naturally. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth that are used to create your temporary bridge, then this information is sent do a dental lab where your final restoration will be created.
Step 2: Placing Your Dental Bridge
In about two weeks, your new bridge will be ready, and we will have you return to our office to have it placed. We’ll check the restoration for proper fit, adjust your bite for comfort, and cement the bridge securely in place.
With proper care, your new dental bridge will last as long as 15 years.
Please Call Us for a Consultation
In addition to fixed dental bridges at our Milton, GA dental office, we offer dental implants and full or partial dentures. Call us today at (770) 777-2803 to arrange an appointment to see which is right for you.