Dental bridges allow you to fill in gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth.
There are many reasons that you may be missing one or more teeth right now. If you have a gap due to missing teeth, it is important to act quickly. Missing teeth allow your other teeth to shift, which can throw off your bite. You are also at increased risk for periodontal disease, and your jaw can begin losing bone mass. It could also affect your speech and impact your ability to eat and digest food. Here at the dental office of Michael S. Spangler, DDS, PA, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we don’t want you to live with missing teeth. We offer dental bridges as a permanent fixed prosthetic to replace one or more missing teeth.
When you come in for an initial consultation, we will give you our full attention and work hard to ensure your comfort. We will take the time to communicate with you fully about your needs. If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be wondering how dental bridges work. Here is the basic breakdown:
- You are a good candidate for dental bridges if you have remaining teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap to serve as anchors for the bridge.
- The anchoring teeth may need to be reshaped to prepare for the dental bridge.
- A detailed impression will be taken and used to make a bridge for you.
- A temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth while the final bridge is fabricated.
- Once the final dental bridge is installed, you will need to carefully care for it with regular flossing and brushing to maintain your oral health.
If you have any questions about dental bridges or if you want to schedule a consultation, give us a call today.