A dental bridge is not a task to be done by amateurs. The dental bridge is a specialized piece of your smile that should be fabricated by professionals. Our dentists have been creating dental bridges for decades and are highly adept at creating your perfect dental bridge. If you need a dental bridge then you can't go wrong if you come to our office. The dental bridge is a very complex procedure and should be created with great care. We can create the perfect smile for you so do not hesitate and call us at our toll free number 919-634-6102.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is something that you would use if you want a gap in your smile filled in that has been causing you grief and anxiety in social situations. The dental bridge is able to put a prosthetic tooth in your smile so that you will not have any unattractive vacant spots in your smile. With the dental bridge we can make your smile as good as new if not even better. In order to qualify for a dental bridge you would have to have either lost a tooth due to tooth decay, infection, or prior trauma to the oral cavity. If you are missing a tooth and have social anxiety then we have an answer for you. Issues with your smile can cause anxiety in a social setting as well as missed job opportunities. If you have a tooth that is broke or unsightly, or is hurting in the most uncomfortable fashion then we can do your tooth extraction and place the perfect dental bridge to make you have the best smile possible. The dental bridge essentially "bridges" the gap between teeth in your smile. Typically there are two dental crowns that are needed before and after the gap in your tooth. These two teeth are prepared and the dental bridge is created to fit on top of these two teeth and anchor a completely prosthetic tooth in the middle. This tooth is to be cemented to your other two teeth with the dental crown in order to create a stable environment for your dental bridge. The dental bridge is a much more viable option than dentures because it is a permanent addition to your mouth. It is non-removable and can be maintained and cleaned just like any other tooth in your mouth. The dental bridge has to be created from scratch and care has to be take to make sure your anatomy and physiology match that of the dental bridge. At our office we have specialized staff, and facilities to make smile perfect with our made from scratch dental bridges.
How is a dental bridge made?
A dental bridge is made by taking the teeth before and after your missing tooth and structuring and molding them so that a dental crown can be put on top of them. The dental crown is crucial to this process and serves as the anchor for the prosthetic tooth in the middle. Think of the dental crown as the support system and the prosthetic tooth in the middle as the keystone to your smile. The dentist typically uses his dental tools to remove enamel from the teeth before and after your dental bridge in order to prepare these teeth to have dental crowns place on top of them. This takes great skill and hand-eye coordination. Once the teeth are prepared we are able to make your dental bridge using our state of the art laboratory, skilled laboratory technicians, and our top of the line facilities. We have a Cerec machine which is able to make dental bridges so precise that they are within millimeter margins. We can take an impression of your teeth after they are prepared and create your dental bridge from scratch right here in our office. We are able to control every aspect of the process to make sure that your dental bridge is perfect every single time. Then we can put on a temporary dental bridge and then finally the permanent piece to the puzzle.