If you are missing one or more teeth, it’s time to consider your tooth-replacement options so you can return to the complete, functional, healthy, and beautiful smile you deserve. One beneficial treatment option is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Wyoming, Minnesota, is an attractive replacement tooth that is fused to a dental crown on each side. When being placed in your mouth, it anchors on the neighboring teeth and fills the gap without the need for surgery. The treatment typically takes two appointments to place.
A dental bridge can help you in a myriad of ways. It can restore your smile, help you chew and speak again, preserve the shape of your face, add force to your bite, prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place, enhance your smile, and boost your oral health.
The process of placing a dental bridge is simple and effective. First, Dr. Charyl Weingarten or Dr. Scott Timmons will numb your mouth so you don’t experience any discomfort during the treatment. Then, they will prepare the neighboring teeth so the bridge can attach to them. This will involve removing a portion of the tooth enamel. Once your teeth are ready, your dentist will make an impression of the area and will send that impression to a dental lab. While you wait, your dentist will cover the neighboring teeth with temporary dental crowns.
When your custom-made dental bridge is ready, you will come back into Wyoming Family Dental to get it placed. During this appointment, our dental team will cement the bridge over the teeth and will make sure it fits perfectly in your smile.
If you have questions about a dental bridge or if you would like to see if this treatment is right for you, please call our office at 651-462-5150 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you!