Helpful Information About Dental Bridges

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Those who are missing one or more teeth may experience difficulty with chewing or speaking. A dental bridge in Big Lake, Minnesota, is a wonderful way to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth with artificial teeth by bridging the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth (or teeth) with a dental crown attached on either side. The dental crowns are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap.

Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge placed by Dr. Calpas, Dr. Hendrix, and Dr. Amundson can do many things for the smile, including:

– Restore the functionality and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and speak properly once again
– Maintain the face shape
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from shifting

Dental Bridge Placement
When placing a bridge, our dentists will first remove some tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap. This will allow room for the dental crowns, which anchor the bridge, to be placed over the teeth. Impressions will then be taken of your smile. These impressions will be used to create your individualized dental bridge. Once the bridge is complete, it will be cemented into place.

Dental Bridge Lifespan
If you care for your dental bridge well, it may last for 10 years or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to dental bridges. Food can become trapped under the false tooth. This can cause decay to the teeth supporting the crowns, which would weaken the dental bridge.

For more information and to schedule your next appointment, we invite you to contact Monticello Dental Center at 763-263-7100 today.