How Does A Bridge Fix My Missing Tooth?

If you have a missing tooth, then you may feel embarrassed about the state of your smile. However, we can help with a lifelike tooth replacement option. A dental bridge can fix your missing tooth and help prevent complications that can arise due to tooth loss.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges and Missing Teeth

Question: How do you create one?

Answer: First, we will need to take detailed impressions of your smile. These items will be sent to a dental lab, where experts will craft your prosthetic. The completed prosthetic will consist of your new tooth or teeth, known as pontics, and dental crowns attached to each end.

Question: How do they replace missing teeth?

Answer: Prior to taking impressions, we prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a small amount of tooth structure. Doing so makes room for the crowns, which we place on these teeth. The crowns then anchor the pontics firmly in place.

Question: Will my new teeth look natural?

Answer: Yes! We create the pontics using ceramic, or possibly zirconia, as these materials are natural looking and able to withstand powerful bite forces. We can even shade them to ensure they better match your surrounding teeth. Once in place, no one will be able to tell them from your natural teeth.

Question: How do I care for them?

Answer: You should brush them daily, along with the rest of your smile, and floss as well. You should also clean the space between the top of your gums and the bottom of the prosthetic, where food particles can accumulate. If you have any questions about our dental bridges, then contact our team today.

Ready for a Dental Bridge?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, we can fill the gaps in your smile with a lifelike and durable replacement option. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.

 

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