Just like bridges across rivers, dental bridges connect one side to the other. However, with teeth, a bridge connects two teeth over a missing one. The procedure is simpler than you may think.
At EZ Dental Clinic, serving Houston and the surrounding area, you may receive a dental bridge after tooth extraction. It serves multiple purposes, including maintaining the position of your remaining teeth.
A dental bridge consists of crowns and an artificial tooth or teeth in between. The process takes more than one visit to complete. During your initial visit, our dentist preps the teeth on the left and right side of your gap. Then, our dental practitioner creates an image or impression of the area. The information goes to a laboratory where technicians create the bridge. Lastly, our dentist places a temporary bridge until your next visit.
You come into our office during your follow-up appointment, and our dentist places the permanent bridge in position. Then, our dentist cements it in place. Once cemented, you can’t take the bridge out. Only a dentist can remove a permanent bridge. A dentist is able to use dental implants to support the bridge as well.
After our dentist removes the injured or diseased tooth, a gap will remain. It’s possible for your other teeth to shift positions as a result. You might notice the teeth changes in your bite. Your face may not look as full if your jaw should shrink around where you had the tooth removed.
Once you have a dental bridge from our Houston dentist at EZ Dental Clinic, you’ll need to take care of it. Our dentist advises you on how to care for your bridge properly. For instance, you’ll have to brush your bridge just like you would your own teeth. Daily flossing also preserves your dental bridge.
Schedule an appointment with EZ Dental Clinic, serving Houston and the general vicinity.