Are there gaps and spaces between your teeth? Are there permanent teeth missing from your smile? To close gaps, Gerald V. Hansen, DDS, may recommend a dental bridge in Reno, Nevada. A dental bridge is a permanent appliance made of two crowns for the anchoring teeth, or abutment teeth, on either side of the gap with a replacement tooth in between. Dental bridges can do the following:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Prevent your natural teeth from shifting
To prepare your teeth for a dental bridge, our dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental crowns. Impressions of your teeth are made so the dental bridge can be constructed. When the bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. After any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented in place.
We welcome you to contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today to learn if a dental bridge is right for you and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. We are eager to provide you with the gentle dental care you need!