Are you missing permanent teeth? Are there gaps and spaces in your smile? Ask Dr. Vela and Dr. Arredondo about a dental bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentists may recommend a dental bridge to:
- 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 for a dental bridge, our dentists will remove a small amount of enamel from your abutment teeth. Impressions of the teeth are made so the dental bridge can be constructed. A temporary bridge may be placed to protect your teeth and gums. When your dental bridge is complete, the temporary bridge is removed. Our dentists will place your permanent dental bridge in your mouth to check the fit and make any needed adjustments. After the ideal fit is reached, our dentists will permanently cement your dental bridge in place.
Feel free to contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.