Dental Bridges in Kingston, PA are a stable solution to restore your smile
If you are missing teeth, whether it’s due to an accident, decay, or gum disease, the team at Lawrence Dental Group in Kinston, PA is here to help you renew your smile with dental bridges. Dental bridges are a stable solution to missing teeth, filling in the gap and allowing you to maintain the full function of your teeth as well as enhancing the appearance of your smile.
A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.
Why it’s Important to Replace Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are both an oral health concern and an aesthetic problem. When natural teeth are lost, it affects the structure of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged. Your remaining teeth may begin to become worn down as you adjust your chewing to compensate for missing teeth. And lastly, healthy teeth may start to drift out of position. Dental bridges restore your smile, allow you to maintain the shape of your face, and restore the ability to properly speak and chew.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that literally bridge the gap created by missing teeth. It is made of dental crowns which are positioned over the teeth on each side of the gap and false teeth in between. The anchoring teeth are called abutments while the artificial teeth are called pontics. There are several different styles of dental bridges. We will be able to recommend the best one for you based on the health of your anchor teeth as well as where the gap is in the smile.
The Dental Bridge Process
Getting dental bridges requires multiple appointments. During your first visit, the abutment teeth will be recontoured in order to allow room for the dental crowns to be placed over them. Impressions will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory for fabrication of the dental bridge. A temporary bridge will be placed in the interim to protect the prepared teeth and the gum tissue.
When your final dental bridge is ready, you will return to the office. Dr. Lawrence will remove the temporary bridge and check the fit of the bridge, making any necessary adjustments before final placement.
Call Lawrence Dental Group in Kingston, PA to Smile Without Gaps
Having gaps in your smile can have a major impact on your self-esteem. Learn how dental bridges can restore your smile and improve your oral hygiene by booking an appointment with us today. Call (570) 852-2650.