Closing the gap in your smile
Dr. Tim may recommend a dental bridge to replace teeth that are missing due to extraction or trauma. Dental bridges provide you with a unique restoration which works by literally “bridging” the gap caused by your missing tooth or teeth to restore your smile and bite.
When you lose a tooth, it compromises not only your smile but also your oral health and function. When a tooth is missing, the remaining teeth shift out of place, giving you a bad bite and reducing your ability to eat, speak and chew normally. Bridges work to:
- Hold your teeth in place to maintain a healthy bite
- Reduce the stress on your bite
- Replace your missing teeth and restore your smile
- Replace partial dentures
- Support your facial shape and volume
It typically takes two appointments to create and place your dental bridge. During the first appointment, our dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap to receive dental crowns, and take an impression which will be used to create both the crowns and the replacement tooth. At the second appointment, the bridge will be placed and checked to ensure that it fits properly. We will then bond it into place to provide a stable and durable restoration. Your dental bridge is customized to match the size, shape and color of your natural teeth. This ensures a beautiful result that will help enhance both the appearance and function of your smile.
If you have any questions about dental bridges in OKC, Oklahoma, or to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist, call the office of Timothy Rothwell today at 405-728-7632.