When a patient has gaps in their smile caused by missing permanent teeth, Dr. Jim Heck may recommend a dental bridge in Greenwood, Indiana. A dental bridge closes spaces in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge can do the following for you and your smile:
• Restore your smile
• Restore your ability to eat and talk properly
• Maintain the shape of your face
• Distribute your bite properly
• Keep your remaining teeth from drifting
The abutment teeth are the teeth on either side of the gap caused by missing teeth. To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. Impressions of the teeth are made so that a dental crown can be custom made. When your dental crown is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. Multiple visits may be needed to check and adjust the fit of the framework and bite of the dental crown. Once everything is satisfactory, our dentist will permanently cement the dental bridge in place.
We invite you to contact White River Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.