When a tooth is lost, Drs. Packard and Packard may recommend a dental bridge in Yakima, Washington, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A false tooth with a dental crown attached to each side make up a dental bridge. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge. Restoring a missing tooth with a bridge can make it possible for you to once again eat and speak properly. A dental bridge can also properly distribute your bite by replacing the tooth or teeth. A bridge can also prevent your teeth from drifting into the space left by a missing tooth.
Before placing a dental bridge, our dentists will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap, which are called the abutment teeth. This preparation involves shaping the teeth to allow the dental crowns that support the dental bridge to be placed. Impressions of the teeth are then made, which allow your bridge to be designed. When your bridge is ready, the fit will be checked by our dentists and any necessary tweaks will be made. The dental bridge is then cemented into place.
We encourage you to contact Creekside Dental today for more information and to set up your next visit. We look forward to serving you and your smile!