A Dental Bridge Can Restore Your Smile

A Dental Bridge Can Restore Your Smile

When a permanent tooth is lost, Drs. Palmer and Bubala may suggest a dental bridge in Durham, North Carolina, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also keep the remaining teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.

Before placing a dental bridge, our dentists will prepare the teeth beside the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the crowns that support the bridge to be placed. Teeth and bite impressions are then made, thus allowing your bridge to be designed and constructed. When your bridge is complete, the fit will be examined and any necessary changes will be made. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.

We encourage you to call Desiree T. Palmer, DMD, PA and Associates at 919-471-9106 today for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are excited to serve you and your smile!

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