Are you missing a few of your teeth? Are you trying to find a way to make your smile whole once more? If so, a dental bridge may be the restoration for you. A dental bridge can be a permanent prosthetic device if it is properly maintained.
If you have gaps in your smile, it can be important to your dental health to address the space. Your teeth could begin to shift, slide or rotate, which could result in a misaligned bite. If the misalignment is not treated, it can progress into more serious issues like a TMJ disorder or gingivitis.
In a dental bridge restoration, the synthetic teeth, called pontic teeth, are attached to crowns on the neighboring teeth, known as the abutment teeth. The adjoining teeth serve as anchors for the dental restoration. Dental bridges are custom-made for your smile, so our dentist may need to make an impression of your mouth. Once the prosthetic device is completed, it can be cemented into place to complete your smile.
If you would like to know more information about dental bridges, or to set up a consultation for your own restoration, please call Rai Family Dentistry at 540-657-0867 today. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai and our team look forward to helping you and your smile at our dental office in Stafford, Virginia.