If you would like to replace your missing teeth, your dentist in Enfield would be happy to discuss your options with you. Dental bridges are sure to be part of the conversation because they are among the quickest ways to fill in the gap and get you back to smiling with all your might.
The most basic type of dental bridge, often called a traditional bridge, consists of two crowns that go over the teeth that are adjacent to the gap in your smile (abutment teeth) and an artificial tooth (or teeth) that’s suspended between them. A bridge may be made either of metal or porcelain, but many dentists and patients prefer porcelain because of its natural appearance.
In addition to traditional dental bridges in Enfield, there are:
The type of bridge that’s best for you may depend on which teeth you’re missing, your budget, and your personal preferences.
Dental bridges offer a number of significant potential advantages, including:
Once you decide to get a traditional dental bridge, the process for installing it should be fairly straightforward. First, we’ll have to prepare your abutment teeth by removing some of their enamel; this is so the crowns have room to fit well. Then, we’ll take impressions of the area and send that information to a laboratory, which will craft your custom bridge. We’ll attach your bridge when you come back for your next appointment.
Of course, if you opt for an implant-supported or bonded bridge, the process for installing it will be a bit different. We’ll be happy to walk you through the steps of your treatment before things get underway.
If you have more questions about dental bridges or the other restorative services we offer, please contact us so we can get the ball rolling on giving you back your smile.