When a patient has lost one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge in Watkinsville, Georgia, may be suggested. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that closes the gap caused by missing teeth.
Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge can do many things for the smile, including:
– Restore the functionality and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and talk properly once again
– Maintain the face shape
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from shifting
Dental Bridge Placement
To place a dental bridge, our dentists will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap to make room for the bridge. Impressions of the teeth are made so that the dental bridge can be made specifically for your smile. The dental bridge will consist of a replacement tooth with dental crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge is complete, Dr. Harmon-Smith and Dr. Anthony will check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Eating & Speaking with a Bridge
Eating with a dental bridge makes things easier, as it replaces missing teeth. While growing accustomed to a dental bridge, the patient should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Speaking clearly with missing teeth can be difficult. Having a dental bridge placed will allow the patient to speak properly.
For more information and to set up your next appointment, we encourage you to contact Oconee Dental, PC today.