Our dentists in Tecumseh use natural-looking dental bridges to restore your smile and fill gaps left by missing teeth.
What is a Bridge?
Your dentist can use this natural-looking tooth restoration to 'bridge' a gap left by missing teeth in your mouth.
A dental bridge is comprised of one or more artificial teeth. It is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap to fill the space.
A bridge is a practical remedy that will help prevent your other teeth from shifting positions to fill the gap, which can lead to more serious dental issues such as gum disease.
The Bridge Procedure
Typically, you'll come in for two dental appointments to have your bridge procedure completed. At the first appointment, your dentist will clean and re-contour your teeth. Impressions will be taken and sent to a specialized dental lab so your new dental bridge can be created.
Once it's ready, the dentist will permanently bond your dental bridge to your existing natural teeth, crowns or implants that would have been placed for this purpose.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Your dental bridge will be specifically made to fit your mouth, giving your teeth a smooth, natural appearance.
Bridges can help restore the natural contour of your teeth, in addition to the bite between upper and lower teeth.
Your smile — and your overall oral health — can be restored thanks to a bridge and your dentist's diligent work.