Missing teeth can be an unsightly burden, damaging confidence and self-esteem and even threatening the integrity of your remaining teeth. Your teeth work as a unit, relying on one another to maintain the strength of your jaw. When teeth are missing, the others can shift, softening your jaw, potentially leading to collapse or losing other teeth.
Patients with missing teeth in the Fort Worth area can benefit from a conversation with Dr. Vidya Suri at Sycamore Dental, who has years of experience restoring missing teeth. She will be your care partner, letting you know the benefits of the many options available to you.
One of the most common, effective, and affordable restorations for missing teeth is a dental bridge. Bridges are minimally invasive restorations that can restore your smile and offer support to surrounding natural teeth.
The placement of a dental bridge is an easy, minimally invasive process. Dr. Suri is a board-certified dentist who specializes in restorations for missing teeth, including dental bridges. If a bridge is right for you, she will guide you through the process with a gentle hand and an understanding ear.
She will begin by taking a mold of your mouth, getting a comprehensive model of the affected area and the surrounding teeth. This will be used to get a sense of how your bite works and what needs to be restored. Dr. Suri will then prepare the bridge’s surrounding teeth, shaping the enamel to support the installed bridge. Once those teeth are prepared, another impression is taken, which the dental technician uses to design your custom-made bridge.
You will have a temporary bridge fitted while the final bridge is being manufactured. Once it is ready, you will return to have it installed. Dr. Suri will check to make sure the final bridge fits over the surrounding teeth snuggly; then, she will permanently fix it in place, adhering it to the surrounding teeth. She will go over maintenance and hygiene, helping ensure your bridge lasts as long as possible.
A bridge is an affordable, low-impact solution for missing teeth and can protect those that remain. Bridges depend on surrounding teeth to hold the restoration in place, which then offers support to those surrounding teeth, restoring the unity and functionality of your smile.
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