If you have lost a tooth, its absence can impair your ability to chew food, slur your speech or even make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. To address an issue like this, your dentist, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia, might recommend replacing the tooth with a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Fishers, Indiana, mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. The replacement tooth is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments.
Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia will need to remove the tooth enamel from each of the neighboring teeth to create the abutments. This leaves behind a small protective sheath on each tooth. Each of these post-like abutments will eventually anchor the ends of a bridge.
Then, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia will cast a detailed impression of the abutments and surrounding teeth. This impression will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your permanent bridge. A temporary crown is cemented over each abutment to keep it safe while you await completion of your final bridge.
Once the dental lab has completed your permanent bridge, Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia will call you into My Dental Care for a brief follow-up appointment. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and your new permanent bridge will be cemented into place.
If you are interested in knowing more about a dental bridge, call us at 317-849-0999 today.