Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps and spaces in your smile? Dr. Edward B. Miller may recommend a dental bridge in Duncanville, Texas. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentist may place a dental crown to:
• Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
• Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
• Maintain your face shape
• Properly distribute your bite
• Prevent your natural teeth from shifting
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental bridge in your smile. Impressions of the teeth are then made so the dental bridge can be custom made. When the dental bridge is ready, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. After any needed adjustments have been made, our dentist will permanently cement the dental bridge in place.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.