If you have missing teeth, it can be quite troublesome, especially because the teeth help you talk, eat, and even smile. Without your teeth, all of these things are difficult. This is why it’s best to replace your missing teeth as soon as you can. Doing so can also help you prevent additional complications, like misaligned and chipped teeth. Fortunately, there are many dental restorations that can replace your missing teeth and give you the smile you need. One beneficial and effective restoration is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Northport, New York, can help you in many different ways. In fact, it can help you chew and speak again, restore your smile, preserve the shape of your face, prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place, add force to your bite, enhance your smile, and boost your oral health.
This tooth-replacement option is a beautiful and reliable substitute tooth that is fused to a dental crown on each side. When it is placed in your mouth, it will anchor to the surrounding teeth and fill the space in your mouth without the need for surgery.
The process of placing a dental bridge typically requires two appointments. First, our dentist will numb your mouth so you don’t have any discomfort during your visit. Then, he will shave a portion of the neighboring teeth so the bridge can anchor to them. When your teeth are ready, your dentist will make an impression of the area and will send that impression to a professional dental lab. There, lab technicians will create your new bridge. While you wait, your dentist will cover the neighboring teeth with temporary dental crowns so you can use them until your next appointment.
When your new dental bridge is made and ready, you will come back into Northport Prosthodontics to get it placed. During this appointment, our dental team will cement the bridge over the teeth and will make sure it gives you the smile you’re looking for.
Call Northport Prosthodontics today at 631-262-0644 if you have any questions or if you would like to see if a dental bridge is right for you. Our dental team will be excited to talk with you and help you schedule an appointment so you can meet with Dr. John Poulos or Dr. Jaime Poulos about the possibility of replacing your missing teeth.