Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? Dr. Kenneth Schweizer may recommend a dental bridge in Sarasota, Florida. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentist may place a dental bridge to:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Prevent your teeth from drifting
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first prepare the abutment teeth. A small amount of tooth enamel is removed, allowing room for the dental bridge in your smile. Impressions of your teeth are then made so your dental bridge can be custom made. When the dental bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. After any necessary adjustments are made, our dentist will permanently cement the dental bridge in place.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.