When a patient has lost one or more permanent teeth, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge in Spearfish, South Dakota, to restore their smile. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that closes the gap caused by missing teeth.
Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge placed by Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana can do many things for the smile, including:
– Restore the functionality and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and talk properly once again
– Maintain the face shape
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from drifting out of their proper positions
Dental Bridge Placement
To place a dental bridge, our dentists will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap to make room for the bridge. Impressions of the teeth are made so that the dental bridge can be custom made. The dental bridge will consist of a replacement tooth with dental crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge is complete, our dentists will check the fit. After any required adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Eating & Speaking with a Bridge
Because a dental bridge replaces the missing tooth or teeth, eating with a bridge makes things simpler. While adapting to a dental bridge, the patient should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Speaking clearly with missing teeth can be hard. Having a dental bridge placed will allow the patient to speak properly.
We welcome you to contact Dana Dental Arts at 605.642.7727 today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.