Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between.
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
The bridge process involves two visits.
During the first visit, the teeth are prepared, impressions of the teeth are made, and a temporary bridge is placed on the prepared teeth.
During the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed and the new permanent bridge is checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit and then cemented in the mouth.
Dental bridges can last five to 15 years and even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life span of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years.
Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation with our general dentist. We serve other nearby communities like Belmont, Cambridge, Lexington, Medford, Somerville, Watertown, and Winchester.