Does your smile have one or more of your teeth missing? Do you wish that your smile was whole again? If you said yes to either of these questions, you might want to consider a dental bridge restoration. If a dental bridge is properly maintained, the prosthetic can potentially last a lifetime.
It can be important to your dental health to address the gaps in your smile. Your remaining teeth can begin to slide, rotate or shift, which may result in a misaligned bite. If you don’t treat the misalignment, worse problems could develop like a TMJ disorder or periodontal disease.
During a dental bridge restoration, the false teeth, called pontic teeth, are attached to crowns on the neighboring, or abutment, teeth. The abutment teeth act as anchors for the dental restoration. You may need to have an impression of your mouth taken because dental bridges are custom-made to match and fit your smile. Once crafted, the prosthetic device can be cemented into place to complete your smile once more.
If you live near Hagerstown, Maryland, and want more information about dental bridges, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Everett Eklund, please call Potomac Dental Centre at 240-329-2398 today. Our team looks forward to helping you have a smile you can enjoy sharing once again.