Your teeth can serve you for your lifetime with the right care at home and from your dentist over the years. Unfortunately, even with the best prevention, complications can arise. Whether from trauma, decay, or disease, you might lose a tooth or two over the years. You don’t need to live with an incomplete smile. We can fill the empty space with dental bridges in Moses Lake. You can chew, speak, and smile with confidence knowing your bridge blends in with your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is the most traditional solution to replace the portions of missing teeth visible above the gum lines. An impression of your mouth is used to recreate the teeth you’ve lost using all-ceramic material. This allows them to be crafted to match the appearance of your natural teeth to blend in when you smile. The bridge is then anchored in place using crowns or dental implants.
This is a convenient solution to replace 1 or more consecutive missing teeth in a row. Your dentist in Moses Lake will perform a thorough consultation to ensure a dental bridge is the right choice for you.
A dental bridge works to close the gap caused by missing teeth. This is necessary for more than just aesthetic purposes. It also protects your remaining natural teeth from dental drift while also rebuilding your smile to be able to chew a variety of foods for a balanced diet.
The process of replacing your teeth will occur in multiple stages. After your initial consultation, we’ll schedule you to prepare your adjacent teeth. We’ll reshape them, which allows dental crowns to be bonded over them to hold your bridge in place. Once your teeth are prepared, we’ll take an impression of your mouth, which is used to create the bridge and crowns.
It can take the dental lab a couple of weeks to create them to meet your exact specifications. As a result, you may need temporary restorations while you wait. After your final bridge and crowns are sent back to our office, you’ll return to have them bonded in place.
As an alternative to a traditional fixed bridge, you can support the restoration with a dental implant at either end. Ask us during your consultation about the benefits of an implant-supported bridge.
If you have lost 1 or more teeth in a row, you might be a candidate for a traditional fixed bridge. You must have healthy abutment teeth to support the bridge, or you might need a different treatment. We’ll perform the consultation you need to evaluate your smile and discuss your goals to create a customized treatment plan.
You don’t need to feel embarrassed by the gaps in your smile. We can fill the empty space with a dental bridge. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to replace your missing teeth.