When a patient has gaps or spaces in their smile caused by missing permanent teeth, Dr. Nitya Balan may recommend a dental bridge in Cedar Park, Texas. A dental bridge is an appliance that is constructed to replace missing teeth. It is made of a crown for the tooth on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. The teeth on either side of the gap are called abutment teeth and serve as anchors for the bridge. Dental bridges have the following benefits:
- They restore the beauty of your smile
- They restore the ability to chew and speak properly
- They maintain the shape of your face
- They properly distribute your bite
- They keep your remaining teeth from shifting
Our office provides fixed porcelain bridges. Our dentists will prepare your abutment teeth to make room for the bridge. Impressions of your teeth will be made so the dental bridge can be constructed. Our dentists may provide you with a temporary bridge to use while the permanent bridge is being made. When the bridge is ready, the temporary bridge is removed and the permanent one will be checked for fit and color. Any necessary adjustments are made and then it is permanently cemented into place.
We encourage you to contact Discovery Park Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.