Is your smile flawed by gaps and spaces? Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dr. Spelman and Dr. Orlando may recommend a dental bridge in Hopewell, New Jersey. Dental bridges are appliances that close the gap caused by missing teeth. A dental bridge is constructed of a crown for the tooth on either side of the gap with a replacement tooth in between. The teeth on either side of the gap are called abutment teeth and they serve as anchors for the bridge. Our dentists may place a dental bridge to do one 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 out of place
To prepare your smile for a dental bridge, our dentists will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from your abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental crowns to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth will be made so the dental crown can be constructed. When the bridge is complete, the fit and color are checked. Once any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is cemented onto place.
We welcome you to contact Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.