A tooth that has been knocked out due to injury or extracted due to decay presents many problems above and beyond the obvious effect on your smile appearance. Gaps left unfilled can cause teeth to shift, creating an imbalanced bite. Missing teeth can also cause bone loss and other issues.
If missing teeth are affecting the appearance of your smile and your chewing ability, a dental bridge can help you fill in gaps and complete your smile. For more information about this tooth replacement option, please call the office of Terry Bass, DDS, at 405-848-7780 near Edmond, Oklahoma today.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a permanent tooth-replacement option that can look and feel very natural if performed by a skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Terry Bass. A bridge is made up of a false tooth stabilized by two anchor teeth, one on each side. Dr. Bass puts a dental crown on the anchor tooth, adding stability and strength to the false tooth.
Dental Bridge Procedure
- During your first visit, the anchor teeth will be reduced and an impression will be taken in order to create the dental crowns and false tooth that comprise the dental bridge. Dr. Bass can fit you with a temporary bridge.
- You will return to our office after the dental bridge is created in our dental laboratory. The area being treated will be numbed with safe anesthetic.
- Dr. Bass will fit and bond the dental bridge in place. The crowns are bonded on to the anchor teeth, and the false tooth is anchored in the missing tooth space.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
By replacing missing teeth you improve the look of your smile, the functionality of your teeth, and your overall dental health.
If you are searching for a way to fill in missing teeth, speak with Dr. Bass to find a solution that fits your needs. You will enjoy the peace of mind of knowing our dental bridges are created with safe, state-of-the-art materials designed to last for many years.
Dr. Bass and his skilled cosmetic dentistry Team look forward to helping you complete your smile safely and affordably. For more information about dental bridges, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Terry Bass by contacting us online or call 405-848-7780 today. If you are in Edmond, Lawton, Norman, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, we would be happy to show you your options.