Dental Bridges at Von Boeckmann, DDS in Missouri City, TX
The gap caused by a missing tooth can have far-reaching effects on the oral health of a person than just ruining the smile. Therefore it's always advisable to replace a lost tooth from the perspective of good oral health and overall health. Dental bridges are among the affordable replacement appliance for the missing tooth. They generally have two crowns, which are placed over the natural teeth and used as anchors. A false tooth which lies between the crowns forms the artificial replacement of the natural tooth which is lost. In this way dental bridges finely bridge the gap in the dental arch. Our dentists provide comprehensive dental care catering to the dental needs of patients. We been offering dental bridges and we have been successful in replacing a lost tooth in many of our patients in Missouri City using these teeth replacement appliances.
Dental Bridges – Treatment Process
The process of placing a dental bridge happens in a few visits, and it requires the preparation of the teeth appliance and it's done by removing a small layer of enamel from them. Our dentist Dr. Von Boeckmann then takes impressions of these teeth and gets the dental crowns prepared in the lab. Patients are provided with temporary tooth bridges until the permanent one is placed.
During the next visit, the whole set of dental crowns and false tooth arrive at our dental practice. The placement of a dental bridge takes place. After the treatment is complete, our dentist will stay in touch with patients to check the fit and finish of dental bridges. If proper care is taken this tooth-replacement appliance can last for as many as 15 years.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges may not be as effective as dental implants in replacing a lost tooth, but they can support the chewing and biting functions of a person. They are affordable compared to dental implants. Dental bridges can fill the gap and avoid orthodontic problems which may be caused by the teeth shifting. They create a balance in your bite and can bring back the healthy smile.