The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

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Would you like to know all there is to know about dental bridges? If so, our dentist, Dr. Joshua Burton, and our dental team would be happy to help you get started. Whether it’s because you have an upcoming dental bridge appointment or you just want to know, we will be happy to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about dental bridges in Marietta, Georgia.

Q: What is a dental bridge?

A: A dental bridge is a restoration that bridges the gap in your smile by replacing your missing tooth. It is made of two dental crowns and a false tooth. The false tooth will sit in the middle of the restoration and the crowns will sit on the edges. The crowns will anchor the bridge in place by clinging to the natural teeth on both sides of the gap.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

A: There are many benefits of a dental bridge. It can enhance your smile, give you the function you need, replace your missing teeth, give you the ability to chew and speak, maintain the shape of your face, add force to your bite, and prevent remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental bridge?

A: The treatment process is simple and painless. Your dentist will begin by numbing the anchoring teeth with a local anesthetic. Then, he will shave those teeth to make room for the crowns. Once they are the right size and shape, your dentist will make impressions of them. Your dentist will send those impressions to the dental lab. At the lab, technicians will custom make your new bridge. They will send it to the office when it’s ready. Then, you will come back for your second appointment and your dentist will cement the bridge in place.

For more information and details about this strong and beneficial dental restoration, our dental team encourages you to call 770-973-4034 today. When you reach out to Burton Dental Care, we will be thrilled to help you know more!