Dental bridges are non-removable oral appliances. Our dentists typically recommend dental bridges after you have lost a tooth, or several teeth in a row. Bridges are designed to close the gap between your teeth, restoring a functional and beautiful smile.
Benefits of dental bridges include:
- Preventing the shifting of your remaining teeth out of their proper positions
- Restoring your ability to chew, speak and smile normally
- Restoring a fully functional bite
- Alleviating stress on your bite
- Providing support for the natural shape of your face
- Improving the appearance of your smile
Dental bridges consist of a prosthetic tooth or teeth anchored to two dental crowns. The crowns, also known as abutment teeth, fit over the teeth on either side of the gap to provide stability for the replacement tooth. Bridges may also be anchored by dental implants.
Traditionally, it requires two appointments in order to complete a dental bridge. With CEREC same-day restoration technology, our dentists can complete it in one. We will first prepare the teeth on either side of the gap to receive crowns. Using our CEREC technology, we will then create a digital impression of your teeth, which will be used to design and create your dental bridge. Finally, we will place the completed bridge in your mouth to finish restoring your smile.
To learn more about the benefits of dental bridges in Laurel, Montana, and to make an appointment with Dr. Sam Pollock or Dr. Jordan Dobmeier, call Laurel Family Dental today at 406-628-6716.