Information About Dental Bridges

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Have you lost one or more permanent teeth? A dental bridge in Monroe, Georgia, may be just what you need to restore the health and function of your smile. A dental bridge is made up of a replacement tooth with a dental crown on either side. The crowns are mounted on the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the dental bridge in place. A dental bridge can keep your natural teeth from drifting out of their rightful places. Shifting teeth can cause a bad bite and even gum disease and TMJ disorders.

To place a dental bridge, Dr. Kevin Lacour will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap to allow room for the dental bridge in your smile. Impressions are then taken of the teeth and the surrounding teeth so that your dental bridge can be custom made. Our dentist will check the fit of the dental bridge before permanently placing it your oral cavity. After any needed tweaks have been made, our dentist will cement it into place.

Caring for your dental bridge is much like taking care of natural teeth. Take care to brush and floss your teeth and your bridge. Visit Walton Dental Care often for your routine dental cleanings and exams.

For more information and to set up your next visit, we invite you to contact our office today.