Robert A Foster, Jr
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
1230 Johnson Ferry Place
Marietta, GA 30068
Achieving a natural looking and realistic smile after tooth loss is possible with dental bridges. Dental bridges are one method used by dentists to fill a gap created by a missing tooth (or teeth). Depending on the dental bridge type you choose, the procedure and cost will vary.
A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth in between. Natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of natural teeth and dental implants can be used to support the bridge.
The dentist will sculpt down the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Once the teeth have been sufficiently prepped, a mold, or impression, is taken and sent to a dental laboratory where specialists can custom make your bridge and the crown restorations. Finally, temporary crowns and a bridge will be placed to protect your teeth and gums from further damage.
In about two weeks, we will place the final restoration. We will use cement or a bonding solution to hold the crowns and bridge in place, then polish the cusps of the restorations to provide you with a comfortable bite.
Call us today to find out if a fixed bridge is a good solution for your missing teeth.