If you’re missing one or more teeth in one section of your smile, then our Ravago Dental dental team encourages you to consider your tooth-replacement options. One beneficial and effective way of replacing your missing teeth is to fill the gap with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a strong and reliable dental appliance that has a replacement tooth fused to a dental crown on each side. Eventually, after treatment, the bridge will anchor onto the neighboring teeth and give you the complete and attractive smile you are looking for.
There are many things your dental bridge can do to help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. Those things are:
-Help you properly chew and talk
-Restore and repair your smile by replacing your missing teeth
-Keep your remaining natural teeth in place, which will help prevent orthodontic issues
-Maintain and preserve the shape of your face and your many facial features
-Strengthen your bite by adding the needed force
Fortunately, this can all be accomplished with two easy and simple visits to Ravago Dental. Your first visit will involve Dr. Melissa Ravago preparing the remaining natural teeth that lie on both sides of the gap. They will be prepared by trimming the enamel, which is the outer hard shell of the tooth, to allow the dental bridge to anchor. Once the teeth are the right shape and size, your dentist will make impressions of those teeth and the surrounding structures and will send the impressions to a professional dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the abutments, which is another name for the shaved neighboring teeth.
Your second visit will involve your dentist assessing the fit, function, and appearance of your new bridge. If necessary, your dentist will make adjustments to the bridge to make it fit perfectly in the mouth. Once the bridge is exactly how you like it, Dr. Melissa Ravago will cement the bridge into your smile.
To learn more about dental bridges in Albuquerque, New Mexico, please remember that you can always call our office at 505.292.6414 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!