When a tooth is lost, Dr. Palmer and Dr. Kemp may recommend a dental bridge in Durham, North Carolina, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
Before placing a dental bridge, our dentists will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the crowns that support the bridge to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are then made. Your dental bridge will be constructed using these impressions as a guide. When your bridge is all set, the fit will be checked by our dentists and any necessary changes will be made before the bridge is cemented in place.
We invite you to contact Bull City Dental today for more information and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you and your smile!