Fixed Bridges To Replace Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, there are several options to replace them. Depending on how many teeth you have missing, we can help you choose the best treatment option.
One option for replacing one or two missing teeth is a fixed bridge. This restoration is generally made out of porcelain and is highly aesthetic and functional. It is also a permanent solution as a partial denture is removable.
There are several reasons you may need a fixed bridge:
● To fill in the space of missing teeth
● Maintaining the shape of your face
● Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting and moving out of position
● Restoring your ability to chew your food or speak properly
● Improve and restore your smile
● Upgrade from a partial denture to a more permanent solution.
What’s Involved In Getting A Fixed Bridge
If you decide to get a fixed bridge after talking to the doctor about your options, then you need to be prepared for a couple of more appointments. While your teeth a numb, the teeth that will support the bridge have to be prepared to receive the crown. We will then make impressions of your teeth including the area where the teeth are missing in order to prepare the restoration. In addition, we will create a temporary bridge that will be worn until your next appointment.
At the second visit, we will place your fixed bridge and check to make sure it fits well and there are no problems. Dr. Sunnucks and his team will give you instructions on how to care for your new permanent bridge.
If you have missing teeth, then a fixed bridge may be a good solution for you. Not replacing missing teeth can lead to other issues that can be more costly and require more time in the office.
We will be happy to consult with you and see which solution will be the absolute best for your case. Call us today for an appointment and let’s get started. 214-547-1010