When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Robert H. Watson may recommend a dental bridge in Charlotte, North Carolina. A dental bridge is an appliance that closes the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is made of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached between the dental crowns. Dental bridges are often made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. Dental bridges are supported by either your natural teeth or dental implants.
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the abutment teeth. This will allow room for the dental bridge in your mouth. Digital impressions of your teeth are made so that your dental bridge can be custom made. When the dental bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit. The framework and bite of the bridge may need to be adjusted. After any needed adjustments are made, our dentist will permanently cement your dental bridge in place.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.