Replacing a missing tooth is very important. If the space is left open several issues may transpire, including:
- Shifting of teeth around the missing tooth
- Bone loss
- Reshaping their face
- Decay on surrounding teeth
What to Expect
While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared. A portion of the enamel will be removed to allow a dental crown. Next, a highly accurate impression will be sent to our lab so your bridge can be fabricated. A temporary dental bridge will be made, which can be worn for about three weeks until your next appointment.
The bridge foundation will be carefully checked to ensure a proper fit on the second visit. The dentist will select a shade of porcelain that is a good match with your adjacent teeth and cement the bridge back in your mouth.