Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth adjacent to an empty space are routinely used as support to create a bridge across the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, none precious metal or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable. At our Breeze Dental Clinic in Fairfax, Va we use state of the art CEREC restoration system to create a same day bridge to replace your missing teeth!
The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of existing teeth next to the empty space where the missing tooth used to be. The two existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a digital scan is taken of the area using the innovative CEREC system which is used to create a precision bridge in our office that will fit accurately on the supporting teeth (abutments). Once fabricated the bridge will be adhesively cemented on the abutments.
Next your Doctor will make sure that the bite feels natural to you during function. The bridge may take a little while to get used to but after a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly.
Call Breeze Dental in Fairfax, VA to set up an appointment today to effortlessly restore your missing teeth and smile!