Dental bridges are excellent in replacing one or several missing teeth as long as there are healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Even if you are missing molars, dental bridges are strong enough to stand up to this challenge. The gap where your tooth is missing is bridged by “false teeth” held in place by dental crowns on either side of the gap. At Bearley Dental serving residents in and around Charlottesville, Virginia, we usually make our dental bridges using natural-looking porcelain material to replace missing teeth without compromising the esthetics of your smile.
First, Dr. Daniel Bearley examines your mouth to ensure you are free of tooth decay and gum disease. If a dental bridge can fix your gap, the procedure begins by filing down the teeth on either side of the gap to place a crown over them. We then take your bite impressions to make models that will be used to fabricate your bridges. Meanwhile, we will install a temporary bridge as you wait for your permanent one.
Dr. Bearley will install it on the gap using dental cement when your permanent bridge arrives. Of course, we will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your “new teeth” feel and look natural.
Why should I opt for a dental bridge in Charlottesville, Virginia? There are several benefits of considering dental bridges to replace your missing teeth. Some include:
One potential downside with dental bridges is that healthy teeth beside the gap must be sanded down to create space for a crown, which firmly holds the false teeth in place. The filing down is permanent, meaning these teeth will forever live with crowns.
Start your journey towards a complete smile by considering porcelain dental bridges in Charlottesville, Virginia. Please call (434) 443-8034 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bearley to receive the smile you deserve.