It doesn’t matter whether a gap is located at the front of your smile for all to see or near the back of the mouth; a missing tooth is always bad news for your oral health. Leaving the gap empty could lead to dental drift and other complications that end up severely damaging your grin over time. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several teeth in a row, it’s best to have the space filled in as soon as possible – and the high-quality dental bridges in Topeka that Dr. Michel and Dr. Biggs offer can do just that. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental bridges and how they can be used to restore your brilliant, healthy smile.
A dental bridge is made up of a number of prosthetic teeth. A pair of crowns hold a row of false teeth called pontics between them. The crowns will rest on natural teeth while the pontics are what will actually fill in the gap. Our bridges are made out of gorgeous tooth-colored materials that can be shaded and customized to match the surrounding teeth so perfectly that most people won’t ever realize that your dazzling smile is anything less than natural. Your dental bridge will also be specially designed depending on how many teeth are missing. If you’ve only lost one tooth, there will only be a single pontic between the crowns. If two or more teeth are gone, multiple pontics will be used.
During your first appointment, we’ll need to prepare the teeth that will support the bridge, also known as the abutment teeth. A small portion of enamel is removed so that a crown can be placed without making the teeth look unnaturally bulky. We’ll then take an impression of your teeth, which will be used by a dental lab to design the actual bridge. After a certain period of time, the bridge will be ready, and you’ll return to our office to have it placed.