Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps or spaces in your smile? Ask Dr. Travis E. Hampton about a dental bridge in Covington, Georgia. A dental bridge is a restoration that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made up of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Our dentist may suggest a dental bridge to:
- Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
- Restore your ability to eat and talk properly
- Maintain your face shape
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep your natural teeth from drifting
To place a dental crown, our dentist 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. Impressions of your teeth are made so the dental bridge can be constructed. When the dental bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. After any needed adjustments are made, our dentist will permanently cement your dental bridge in your mouth.
Feel free to contact Alcovy Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.