When a patient has lost one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge in Bedford, Texas, may be recommended to restore their smile. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that closes the gap caused by missing teeth.
Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge placed by Dr. Gemma Dalton can do many things for the smile, including:
– Restore the health and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and talk properly once again
– Maintain the shape of the face
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from shifting
Dental Bridge Placement
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first slightly alter the teeth on either side of the gap to make room for the bridge. Dental bridges are custom made based on impressions that are made of your smile. The dental bridge will consist of a replacement tooth with dental crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge is complete, Dr. Gemma Dalton will check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Eating & Speaking with a Dental Bridge
Eating with a dental bridge simplifies things, as it replaces missing teeth. While growing accustomed to a dental bridge, the patient should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces. Speaking clearly with missing teeth can be difficult. Having a dental bridge placed will allow the patient to speak properly.
We welcome you to contact our dental office at 817-571-1667 to learn more and to schedule an appointment.