Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
At the Las Vegas Smile Center, the process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth. This is where Dr. Arian will attach the bridge. Your existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge. Dr. Arian will make sure that it fits properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of two crowns on either end to place on the abutments and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth.
Dr. Arian can fit you with a temporary bridge while waiting for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to the Las Vegas Smile Center to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and Dr. Arian will then use a dental adhesive to make sure that the bridge is securely set in place.
After a few days it should feel like you have your own teeth back again. You should eat soft foods for the first few days after having your bridge placed. After the initial phase, you will be able to eat whatever you want with no issues.
If you are missing a tooth you should strongly consider having it replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment with Dr. Arian today to restore your smile. Call the Las Vegas Smile Center at 702.433.6825 to get started.