The Basics of Dental Bridges

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If you have one or more missing teeth, you may want to get a dental bridge. Here are the basics:

What is a dental bridge? It’s a fake tooth with two crowns on either side that go over the top of the teeth. A bridge is best matched for those with weak teeth, as the crowns will provide the needed support.

The procedure for a dental bridge can vary, but the following description should give you an idea of what it’s like:

Your first time, Dr. Jerry Butler will apply anesthetic to the tooth area and eliminate some of the enamel structure to arrange them for the dental crowns. Then he will form an impression of your mouth. A dental lab will use this to form your custom-made dental bridge. Meanwhile, Dr. Jerry Butler might fit a temporary bridge over the gap.

After the permanent bridge is complete, Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D will call you back in to install it and make sure there are no problems. A fixed bridge can take about 2-3 weeks to make depending on how extensive the bridgework is. There might need to be a follow-up visit depending on your needs.

Would you like to know more? Call Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D in Boone, North Carolina at (828) 264-5858 to set up an appointment. We’ll restore your smile’s beauty to perfection.