While one or two missing teeth may not initially seem like a big deal, the truth is that missing teeth have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. Missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile, your ability to eat and speak normally, the health of your supporting bone tissue and the alignment of your remaining teeth. When you are missing teeth, your remaining teeth may shift out of place, causing changes in your bite as well as your smile.
Our dentists can provide dental bridges to replace your missing teeth and preserve your bite. A dental bridge is a fixed, or non-removable, restoration, consisting of one or more prosthetic teeth which are attached and anchored to dental crowns on either side of the bridge. These crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth or atop implants to provide a stable foundation for the bridge.
Dental bridges usually require two appointments to complete. The first appointment involves taking impressions and preparing the teeth to receive the crowns and bridge. After the bridge is created, you will return for your second appointment, and our dentists will place the bridge and ensure that it fits properly before anchoring it in place.
To learn more about dental bridges in Anchorage, Alaska, and schedule a consultation at Clear Dental, call us today at (907) 313-2433.