If you are missing teeth in Waltham, Dr. Cummings offers a wide range of restorative dental procedures. One of the more affordable and more common restorative dental procedures is a dental bridge. A dental bridge is great way to replace a missing tooth.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a false tooth which is typically cemented between two dental crowns, or sometimes dental implants. The false tooth, known as a Pontic, has a natural look and feel to it and can restore function and aesthetics.
What is a dental bridge procedure like?
A dental bridge procedure typically requires more than one visit to your cosmetic dentist. During the first visit, the two neighboring teeth of the gap will be prepared to be fitted for crowns. Also, a mold will be taken of your teeth and then sent off to a dental laboratory where the Pontic will be created.
At the second visit, the dental bridge will be placed. During this visit your dentist will ensure that it fits properly and comfortably. It is important to ensure that your dental bridge fits properly otherwise it can be painful. If you are missing teeth in Waltham it is important to replace them otherwise your other teeth can shift an result in a painful bite.
Types of dental bridges:
There are multiple types of dental bridges. The type of bridge your dentist recommends will vary depending upon where your missing teeth in Waltham are located.
A Traditional Bridge consists of creating dental crowns for the teeth or implants on the sides of the gap, and then placing a Pontic in between. This is the most common type of dental bridge and can be a great option if you are missing teeth in Waltham.
A Cantilever bridge is used when there are only teeth on one side of the gap. This type of procedure is not very common; however, it can be extremely helpful if replacing a tooth in the back of your mouth.
If you’re missing teeth in Waltham, be sure to contact Dr. Cummings to find out what your options are. To schedule an appointment or find out more about a dental bridge, call(781) 894-4114.