A dental bridge is commonly used to replace one or more consecutive missing teeth. This type of custom oral appliance effectively “bridges” the gap left when a tooth has been lost or removed. Eldersburg area dentist Dr. Jonathan Silverman places dental bridges as an option for restoring your smile after tooth loss.
Today’s dental bridges are typically fixed, either by dental implants are secured to a dental crown placed over the neighboring teeth. Custom color matched to your natural smile, your new bridge will give you back function so you can enjoy a healthy diet and feel good about sharing your smile.
Dental Bridges What to Expect
The dental bridge process will begin with the creation of a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Silverman will discuss your options for anchoring your dental bridge with your existing teeth or new dental implants.
If existing teeth are healthy enough to be the anchors for your dental bridge, Dr. Silverman may recommend the placement of a dental crown to strengthen the teeth and avoid complications later on. Dental impressions will be taken and a temporary dental bridge may be placed for your comfort.
Once complete, your new restoration will be secured and adjusted for fit. Your new dental bridge will give you back a complete, functional and healthy smile and improve your quality of life.