If you’re missing a tooth from decay or extraction, it can affect your oral health and quality of life in several different ways. Inefficient chewing, slurred speech and an unappealing smile are just the tip of the iceberg. As time goes on, the structural void can also cause orthodontic and alignment issues with the surrounding teeth.
To prevent these complications and restore the function and appearance of your mouth, Drs. Farber and Farber might recommend a dental bridge restoration.
Drs. Farber and Farber will start by removing the tooth enamel from each of the neighboring teeth to form a pair of post-like abutments. This creates a small, protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp and root of the tooth. These abutments will eventually anchor the final bridge in your mouth.
Dr. Farber and Farber will then create a detailed impression of the abutments as well as any other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.
When it’s ready, a member of our Dearborn West Dental staff will call you back in so your dentists can cement the bridge onto the abutments.
If you are missing a tooth, you should call 313-562-5610 to have it restored by a dental bridge in Dearborn, Michigan.