When a tooth is lost, Dr. Manveen Atwal, DDS may recommend a dental bridge in Gainesville, Florida, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite, by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
Before placing a dental bridge, our dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the crowns that support the bridge to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are then made, which allow your bridge to be designed. When your bridge is ready, the fit will be checked by our dentist and any necessary changes will be made. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.
We encourage you to contact Northwest Family Dental today for more information and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you and your smile!