If you have lost a tooth or several teeth in a row, a dental bridge could be the solution for you. Dr. Pamela Abeyta offers bridges to replace missing teeth, closing the gap in your smile to restore your appearance as well as your ability to eat and speak normally.
Dental bridges are fixed, or non-removable, restorations. Your bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth. These prosthetic teeth are anchored in place using crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. These anchoring crowns may also be attached to dental implants. The crowns work to hold the artificial tooth in place and ensure that it will not shift or come loose in your mouth.
Dental bridges may be recommended to:
- Restore your ability to eat, speak and chew normally.
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite.
- Improve the shape and volume of your face.
- Replace a removable partial denture.
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
- Improve the appearance of your smile.
Dental bridges typically require two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, our dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the bridge and take impressions. At the second appointment, the completed bridge will be placed into your mouth. After checking that it fits, our dentist will bond it permanently into place.
To schedule a consultation and learn if dental bridges in Billings, Montana, are right for you, call Rim Point Dental at 406-948-8900 today.