Do you have a gap in your smile? If so, you must be missing one or more teeth. It’s important to replace your missing teeth before additional complications occur, like misaligned and chipped teeth. It’s also beneficial to replace them so you can finally have a smile you love. One beneficial tooth-replacement option is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Brick, New Jersey, is a replacement tooth that is attached to a dental crown on each side. When it is placed in your mouth, it will anchor on the neighboring teeth and will fill the gap in your smile. The treatment will typically require two appointments to complete.
There are many things a dental bridge can do for you. It can repair your smile, help you chew and speak, preserve the form of your face, add strength to your bite, prevent remaining natural teeth from wandering out of place, improve your smile, and boost your oral health.
The process of placing a dental bridge is easier than you might expect. First, your dentist will numb your mouth so you are comfortable during your appointment. Next, he will shave a portion of the neighboring teeth to prepare them for the bridge. Once your teeth are the perfect size, your dentist will make an impression of the teeth and surrounding area and will send that impression to a dental lab. While you wait for the lab technicians to create your bridge, your dentist will cover the neighboring teeth with temporary dental crowns.
When your dental bridge is sent back to our office, you will visit us once more to get it placed. During this visit, we will cement the bridge over the teeth and will make sure it offers perfect results.
For more information and details about a dental bridge, or if you would like to see if it’s the right dental treatment for you, please call John J. Tortora, DDS at 732-295-1616 and schedule an appointment. Our dental team will be excited to meet with you, examine your smile, and give you the answer and restoration recommendation you’re looking for!