Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Matthew Bury and Dr. Mandy Nelson may recommend a dental bridge if you have lost a tooth or several teeth in a row. Bridges are designed to close the gap caused by missing teeth, improving your oral function as well as giving you back a healthy smile. Call Nelson & Bury Dentistry today at 605-341-3670 to schedule a consultation with our dentists and find out if a dental bridge in Rapid City, South Dakota, is the right option for you.
Our dentists may recommend replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge. Bridges are designed to replace individual teeth or several teeth in a row, closing the gap caused by the missing teeth to restore your smile as well as your ability to chew and speak normally. Bridges consist of one or more prosthetic teeth anchored in place through the use of two dental crowns, one on either side of the prosthetic tooth or teeth. These crowns hold the artificial tooth in place to help ensure that it will not shift or come loose. Your bridge may also be anchored by a dental implant rather than by crowns.
Bridges are typically recommended to:
- Restore your ability to perform daily actions such as speaking and eating
- Alleviate excess stress on your bite
- Replace partial dentures
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position
Bridges have the added benefit of preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of place, helping you to maintain your smile and improving the shape and volume of your face.
When you receive a dental bridge, plan on at least two appointments with our dentists. During the first visit, we will take impressions and prepare your teeth to receive the bridge. After your bridge has been created, you will return to our office, where our dentists will check that it fits before permanently bonding your bridge into place.
Give us a call today for more information about dental bridges and to set up a consultation with our dentists.