Do you want to fill the gap in your mouth but you do not want to go through the long, drawn-out process of installing dental implants? Well, your dentists at East Texas Dental Associates, PC offer bridges in Tyler, Texas, that give you exactly what you need!
Drs. Lebo, Compton, and Kenney provide bridges to literally bridge the gap in your mouth. The bridge is anchored by two or more natural teeth on either side of the gap, filling the space with false, natural looking teeth. Some bridges are made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
The bridge has the ability of restoring your smile, maintaining the shape of your face, preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of place, and restoring your ability to properly chew and speak. The process of installing a bridge usually takes two trips to the dental office. The first visit will involve your dentist preparing your anchoring teeth. Your dentist will prepare them by shaping the teeth to allow room for a dental crown. Next, impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to a lab. You will be given a temporary bridge to wear between visits. Your second visit will involve your dentist checking and adjusting your new bridge to ensure the proper fit. After fitting, it will be cemented into place using a long lasting material.
To schedule an appointment with your dentist, call our office now!