All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.
Dental Bridge Options
A Fixed Bridge – a device used to replace missing teeth – attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth.
How is a Fixed Bridge attached?
The procedure usually takes 2 appointments to complete. At the first appointment, Dr. Turner will prepare the teeth on either side of the space by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to the lab for fabrication. A temporary bridge is placed which will be worn until the permanent bridge is received from the lab usually in about 3 weeks.