When a tooth is lost, Dr. Wallace Lunden may recommend a dental bridge in Richfield, Minnesota, 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 speak and eat properly again. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
Our dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap (the abutment teeth) before placing a dental bridge. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the crowns that support the bridge to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are then made, which allow your bridge to be designed. When your bridge is ready, the fit will be checked by our dentist and any necessary changes will be made. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.
Please contact Cedar Point Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you and your smile!