Having one or more missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile, but also on your dental health. Specifically, missing teeth can cause:
The proper installation of a dental bridge requires exacting specifications. First, we will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are, your teeth will need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing any badly decayed or damaged areas. Afterward, we will take an impression of your teeth, which is then sent off to a lab where it is cast into a mold. While waiting for the mold to be cast, you will be given a temporary bridge to wear. On your second visit, this mold will be fitted to your teeth, and any necessary corrections or adjustments will be made on that same visit. Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years with proper care.