Is your smile marred by gaps and spaces? Are there teeth missing from your smile? To close the gaps between teeth, Dr. Steven Ross may recommend a dental bridge in Salinas, California. A bridge is an appliance made up of crowns for the tooth on either side of the gap, also called abutment teeth, with a replacement tooth or teeth in between. Bridges in our office are made of porcelain. Bridges can do the following:
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to eat and speak properly
- Maintain the natural shape of your face
- Properly distribute your bite
- Keep your natural teeth from drifting
Before placing a dental bridge, our dentist prepares the abutment teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This makes room for the bridge in your smile. Impressions of your teeth are made so the dental bridge can be constructed. When the bridge is complete, our dentist will place it in your mouth to check the fit and color. After making any adjustments as necessary, our dentist will permanently cement the crowns in place.
To learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist, we invite you to contact Ross Family Dental today.