Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Are there gaps and spaces in your smile? If so, Dr. Kerry Olszewski may recommend a dental bridge in Mill Creek, Washington. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. Bridges are made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached in between. A dental bridge can do the following for your smile:
- Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep 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 smile. Impressions of your teeth are made so that your dental bridge can be custom made. When your dental bridge is ready, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. After any necessary adjustments have been made, our dentist will permanently cement your dental bridge in place.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Mill Creek General Dentistry today.