Missing teeth can gravely affect the functionality of your jaw, the overall appearance of your smile, and your self-esteem. If you have missing teeth, cosmetic dentist Edward Shukovsky, D.M.D., can transform your smile with dental bridges. At our practice, we believe our patients should be able to experience the joy of a rejuvenated and healthy-looking smile, and we are pleased to offer this cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap caused by missing teeth with natural-looking replacement teeth and are as attractive as they are functional.
If you are interested in learning more about what dental bridges can offer, contact our dental practice to schedule a consultation today!
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are dental restorations that are composed of dental crowns which are attached on either side to an abutment tooth. The crowns are bonded to the abutment teeth on either side of a gap to literally serve as a bridge. These dental bridges are fixed, durable, and can last for several years with proper care.
Before you undergo treatment, Dr. Shukovsky will consult with you to evaluate your oral health and make sure that a dental bridge is the best way to meet your aesthetic and dental needs. The abutment teeth are then prepared for the crowns that support the replacement teeth. Local anesthetic is used to ensure total comfort during the process. Once the teeth are prepared, a cast is taken of the teeth so a dental lab can create dental bridges to precisely fit the patient. A temporary bridge is fitted to protect the abutment teeth until the dental bridges are created. The final dental bridges are fitted to the support teeth during a second appointment.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
There are many benefits to dental bridges; they can eliminate speech impediments that are caused by missing teeth, proper chewing and biting will be restored after dental bridges are placed, the overall shape of your face can be restored if it has been altered by tooth gaps, and dental bridges can stop surrounding teeth from gradually moving out of their proper position. Finally, dental bridges can help you achieve your goal of having a beautiful, healthy, and confident smile.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Bridges
A consultation with Dr. Shukovsky will get you on your way to the smile you have always wanted. Contact our team of dental professionals if you are considering dental bridges.