Are there gaps and spaces in your smile? Do you have one or more missing permanent teeth? Drs. Taylor, Gordon and Gordon may recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Dental bridges in our office are made of porcelain, which can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge to:
- Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep your natural teeth from shifting
Our dentists will first remove a small amount of enamel from the abutment teeth to allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. Impressions of your teeth are made so that your dental crown can be constructed. When your dental bridge is ready, our dentists will check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented in place.
Please contact Blue Ridge Dentistry today in Boone, North Carolina to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.