Are there gaps or spaces between your teeth? Are there permanent teeth missing from your smile? Dr. McKinley and Dr. Holloway may recommend a dental bridge in Shelby Township, Michigan. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gap between teeth by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentists may place a dental crown to:
• Restore your smile
• Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
• Maintain your face shape
• Properly distribute your bite
• Keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of position
To place a dental bridge, our dentists will first prepare the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This allows room for the dental crowns to be placed over them. Impressions are made of your teeth so that a dental bridge can be constructed. Our dentists also select shade of porcelain that will match the shade of your natural teeth. When your dental bridge is complete, our dentists will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. After any necessary adjustments are made, our dentists will permanently cement your dental bridge in place.