Making the decision to replace missing teeth can be a stressful process because there are so many options out there. That’s why at South Ridge Dental, we offer consultations with Drs. Ryan and Steven Schaffer so you can gather all the information you need to make the best-informed decision for your oral health. We offer a variety of restorative options including dental bridges to replace missing teeth. When you leave gaps in your smile, it can cause your surrounding teeth to shift and potentially even alter your bite and jawbone density. So, don’t wait to contact us today!
A dental bridge is comprised of two or more crowns that help bridge a gap between missing teeth by being attached to two of your natural teeth. These anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and help hold the restoration in place for a complete and healthy-looking smile. Dental bridges can also be made from a variety of materials, but porcelain is among the most popular.
Patients can expect to get their dental bridge over the course of a couple of visits to our office. If you’d like, you can visit us for a consultation to first discuss whether or not this treatment is the right choice for you. This allows you the chance to ask any questions you may have, and for us to walk you through your unique timeline.
After you decide a dental bridge is the right choice for you, we’ll begin by preparing your abutment teeth by recontouring them so they can hold bridge in place. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth that will be sent off to a dental lab to make your permanent bridge. In the meantime, we’ll make a temporary bridge to protect your exposed teeth and fill in the gap.
During your second visit, we’ll remove your temporary bridge and make sure that your new bridge fits properly and looks great. After checking your bite, we’ll then cement it into place and polish it up so you can enjoy your newly restored smile.
A dental bridge in Lincoln is a great option for any patient who is missing two or more teeth. Restoring your smile is essential in preserving the rest of your mouth and your self-confidence. Bridges can also:
When you schedule a consultation with your dentist in Lincoln, be sure to also ask about our implant-retained bridges. Like traditional dental bridges, they are a custom-crafted prosthetic made to bridge the gap between missing teeth. The difference is, they’re anchored by two surgically inserted implants that natural fuse with your jawbone to prevent deterioration and increase the restoration’s durability and strength.