If you have a gap in your teeth, and are tired of having it affect the way your smile looks or what you are able to eat, consider having a dental bridge placed. This dental prosthetic is effective at restoring both the function and the appearance of a smile. You can find quality dental bridges at Afroz Burges, DDS, PA in Pearland, TX .
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that are fixed in the mouth. They consist of the pontic, which is the actual tooth replacement, and can be made of a variety of materials, and dental crowns to anchor the bridge to the abutment teeth (teeth that neighbor the gap). There are several types of dental bridges available. The type that is used for your case will depend on the location of the gap in your mouth and your personal preferences.
It requires two visits to our dentistry near you in Pearland, TX to have a dental bridge placed. After consultation during which our dentist at Afroz Burges, DDS, PA will examine your mouth and the existing gap, the area will need to be prepared to receive the bridge. To do this, your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth to receive dental crowns by shaving them down a small amount. An impression will then be taken of the prepared teeth and the gap. A dental laboratory will use this information to create a dental bridge. While you are waiting for the bridge to be completed, a temporary bridge will be placed on the area to keep the prepared teeth protected.
Once the bridge is completed, you will return to our office to have the temporary bridge removed and replaced by the permanent bridge, which will be bonded into place. Adjustments may need to be made to the bridge to achieve the perfect fit, but you can then expect to have both the function and appearance restored to your smile.
If you are ready to have your smile restored, make an appointment at Afroz Burges, DDS, PA today to talk about your tooth replacement options, including having a dental bridge placed.