Is your smile flawed by gaps and spaces between teeth? Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Dr. Bryce E. Justesen may recommend a dental bridge in Mesa, Arizona. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps caused by missing teeth. They consist of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Dental bridges have many advantages to you and your smile. They can:
- Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep your natural teeth from drifting out of place
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first prepare your abutment teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This allows room for the dental bridge in your smile. Impressions are made of your teeth so your dental bridge can be custom made. 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 the dental bridge in place.
To learn more and to schedule a visit, please contact our dental office.