Replacing a Missing Tooth
There are several different ways to replace a missing tooth. For decades, a dental bridge has been the best option for replacing a missing tooth. A bridge is permanent, which means you won’t have to worry about it coming out when you take a bite of a sandwich at a restaurant.
We know that eating is one of the most enjoyable things that we do. Sharing meals with friends or family can be some of the most memorable times of our lives. Dr. Ahmed wants you to be able to enjoy those times and not have to worry about keeping your teeth in your mouth.
Making a Bridge
A bridge uses the teeth adjacent to the empty space as support for the artificial tooth. This is just like the bridges that you drive your car over. They have supports on both sides and the bridge in the middle that “floats” in midair.
The way we create the supports for the bridge is to prepare the teeth on either side of the space for crowns. The replacement crown that fits into the empty space is fused to the crowns on each side. This makes one solid 3-unit piece that will then be cemented to the support teeth.
Things to Know about a Bridge
Bridges are a great solution to a missing tooth. There are a couple things that are important to know before you decide to go with a bridge to restore your missing tooth.
It is very important to maintain good hygiene around your bridge by flossing underneath it. This can be difficult if you have limited dexterity as it involves passing a piece of floss underneath the bridge. If you get decay on one of the supporting teeth, then the entire bridge may need to be replaced.
If you would like something to replace your missing tooth or teeth that is permanent but also allows you to brush and floss normally, take a look at dental implants.
We would love to talk to you about the different tooth replacement options we offer that will help you get back to feeling whole again. Please call Dr. Ahmed and the team at Platinum Dental Care at (708) 771 0330 .
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We have convenient early morning and evening hours so you are able to get your appointment in before or after work. Call (708) 771-0330 to find out more or schedule your appointment.