If you’ve lost a tooth for any kind of reason, one of the largest problems that can result is the movement of neighboring teeth. If your teeth move to fill in the gap left by your missing tooth, your bite can become misaligned, which can lead to even worse problems over time. A bridge will not only present an aesthetically pleasing replacement to your missing tooth, but will also protect your smile by preserving the correct bite alignment.
Similar to the procedure for placing a crown, to prepare for a bridge the two teeth adjacent to the missing one are reduced in size so they can be crowned. Dr. Ghina Morad will then take an impression of your mouth, which is sent to a dental lab. After they have built your bridge—usually a couple of weeks later—we will schedule a second appointment where it will be placed. You’ll then be able to enjoy your new tooth without the worry of losing any more teeth!
If you think a dental bridge is a good option for you, call our office today at 650-592-6396, or make an appointment using our online form. Our dentist and team look forward to working with you to restore your smile to its peak health with a dental bridge in San Carlos, California.