If you have a gap in your smile and you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth, then it’s time to consider your tooth-replacement options. One beneficial way of replacing your teeth is to fill the gap in your smile with a dental bridge. This is a great way to replace your teeth if you’re not quite fond of the invasive techniques involved in dental implant treatment.
A dental bridge in Humble, Texas, can offer many benefits. In fact, it can repair your smile, replace your missing teeth, give you the ability to properly talk, bite, and chew, and preserve your facial features. A dental bridge can also give you the strength you need in your bite and prevent the remaining natural teeth from wandering out of place, which can help prevent orthodontic issues.
Luckily, these wonderful benefits can be achieved in a simple, effective, and painless process. During your first appointment, Dr. Shannon De Vera will prepare the surrounding teeth that act as anchors for the dental bridge. Your dentist will prepare those teeth by shaving their enamel to make them a bit thinner. This will help the bridge fit tightly over the teeth. When the teeth are the proper size and shape, she will make impressions of the abutments (which are the shaved teeth) and the surrounding teeth and will send those impressions to a professional dental lab. While you wait for your new bridge to be made perfectly for your smile, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the abutments to keep them safe.
During your second appointment, Dr. Shannon De Vera will remove your temporary crowns and will assess the fit and function of your new bridge. If the bridge fits perfectly in your mouth and does a proper job at performing daily tasks, your dentist will cement it into place.
If you would like to see if a dental bridge is right for you and your smile, please call Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry today at 713-697-6453 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and see if this is the best option for you. We look forward to helping you!