If an individual has lost one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge may be recommended to restore their smile. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that closes the gap caused by missing teeth.
Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge placed by Drs. Haas, Haas, and Burns can do many things, including:
– Restore the functionality and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and talk properly once again
– Maintain the face shape
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from shifting
Dental Bridge Placement
To place a dental bridge, our dentists will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap to make room for the bridge. Impressions of the teeth are made so that the dental bridge can be custom made. The dental bridge will consist of a false tooth with dental crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge is complete, Drs. Haas, Haas, and Burns will check the fit. After any necessary adjustments have been made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Eating & Speaking with a Bridge
Eating with a dental bridge makes things easier, as it replaces missing teeth. While getting used to a dental bridge, the individual should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Speaking clearly with missing teeth can be difficult. Having a dental bridge placed will restore the patient’s ability to speak properly.
Please contact Family Dentistry, Inc. at 513-932-6991 for more information about how a dental bridge in Lebanon, Ohio, can help your smile and to schedule your next visit.