Dr. Jeffrey Lowry may recommend a dental bridge in Riverside, California, to restore a missing tooth. A dental bridge is made of a replacement tooth with a crown attached to each side. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
Before placing a dental bridge, our dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the crowns that support the bridge to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are made, which allow your bridge to be designed. When your bridge is ready, the fit will be checked by our dentist. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.
Feel free to contact our dental office today for more information and to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you and your smile!