Do you have gaps and spaces in your smile caused by missing permanent teeth? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Laney Schuman may recommend a dental bridge in Granite City, Illinois. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentist may suggest a dental crown to:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Prevent your natural teeth from shifting out of place
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental bridge in your mouth. Impressions of the teeth are then made so your dental bridge can be constructed. When your dental bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, our dentist will permanently cement your dental bridge in place.
Feel free to contact Midwest Family Dentistry PC today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.