Dental bridges are a low-cost, long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge from Dr. Max Meinerz or Dr. Jim Fakler of All Kind Smiles may be the perfect solution for you if you have lost one or several teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or an accident.
A dental bridge replaces a lost tooth with two crowns and an artificial tooth. The crowns are placed on the teeth next to the missing tooth, and the artificial tooth “bridges” the gap, thereby replacing the lost tooth.
A dental bridge helps you speak and generally chew while also preventing your remaining teeth from moving, which can happen if you do not address your missing teeth.
The procedure for creating and inserting a dental bridge is straightforward. It is non-invasive and may usually be completed in a few appointments spread out over a few weeks.
Preparation will begin with the two “abutment” teeth on either side of your missing tooth. These teeth have their enamel removed to provide a firm platform for the crowns.
The dentist will then take digital photos and impressions of your teeth. This information is forwarded to a third-party lab, which will fabricate the dental bridge. The bridge is made to fit your mouth precisely and to look like your natural teeth in shape and appearance. Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Fakler will put a temporary bridge to safeguard your teeth until the permanent bridge is completed.
The dental bridge will be evaluated for quality and fit at your next appointment, and it may be modified slightly for your comfort. Once the fit is excellent, the doctor will use a permanent dental adhesive to keep it in place.
Dental bridges offer several benefits that may make them a viable option for you.
Contact All Kind Smiles right immediately if you are looking for a dental bridge in West Allis. Dr. Meinerz and Dr. Fakler are both skilled restorative dentists who can quickly place your dental bridge. Following an examination and consultation, the specialists will assess whether you require a dental bridge or if a partial denture or dental implant is a better option.
Call (414) 475-0588 or visit our West Allis office at 7020 W National Ave., Suite 100, West Allis, WI 53214.