If one or more of your permanent teeth are missing, a dental bridge in Dearborn, Michigan, 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 shifting out of place. Shifting teeth can cause a bad bite and even gum disease and TMJ disorders.
To place a dental bridge, Drs. Farber and Farber will first alter the teeth on either side of the gap to allow room for the dental bridge. Impressions are then taken of the teeth and the surrounding teeth so that your dental bridge can be custom made. Our dentists will check the fit of the completed dental bridge. After any needed adjustments have been made, our dentists will cement it into place.
Caring for your dental bridge is much like caring for natural teeth. Take care to brush and floss all of your teeth and your bridge. When flossing, you can use regular floss or a proxybrush. Come to Dearborn West Dental often for your professional dental cleanings and exams. This will not only allow our dentist to help you care for your smile, but to keep an eye on the state of your dental crown.
For more information and to schedule your next visit, we invite you to contact our office today.