Achieve a Fully-functional Smile with a Dental Bridge
Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps and spaces in your smile? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Drs. Belnap and Jergensen may recommend a dental bridge in Rancho Peñasquitos and Ramona, CA. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the two dental crowns. Our dentists may place a dental crown to:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and talk properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep your natural teeth from shifting
To place a dental bridge, our dentists will first prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This will allow room for the dental bridge in your smile. Digital impressions of your teeth are made so that your dental crown can be constructed. Our dentists use CEREC® technology, which allows them to design and construct your dental bridge in our office. Your bridge will be ready for placement before you leave our office. When the dental bridge is complete, our dentists will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Then, the bridge is cemented in place.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact PQ Family Dental today.