Our Taylor Family Dentistry dental team wants you to have the complete, attractive, and functional smile you deserve. Therefore, we encourage you to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible. One way of doing so is to fill the gap in your smile with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Mason, Ohio, is a replacement tooth fused to a dental crown on each end.
Dental bridges can offer many benefits. In fact, they can repair your smile, replace your missing teeth, give you the ability to properly talk, bite, and chew, and preserve your facial features. Dental bridges can also give you the strength you need in your bite and prevent the remaining natural teeth from wandering out of place, which can help prevent orthodontic issues.
Luckily, these wonderful benefits can be achieved in a simple, effective, and painless process. During your first appointment, Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor will prepare the surrounding teeth that act as anchors for the dental bridge. Your dentist will prepare those teeth by shaving their enamel to make them a bit thinner. This will help the bridge fit tightly over the teeth. When the teeth are the proper size and shape, she will make impressions of the abutments (which are the shaved teeth) and the surrounding teeth and will send those impressions to a professional dental lab. While you wait for your new bridge to be made perfectly for your smile, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the abutments to keep them safe.
Once your dental bridge is ready, you will come into Taylor Family Dentistry for your second appointment. This appointment will involve your dentist assessing and adjusting your new bridge to make sure it fits perfectly in the gap of your mouth. Once it has the perfect fit and appearance, Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor will cement the bridge into place.
If you’re interested in completing your smile with a dental bridge, please call our office at 513.229.7801 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. Our dental team looks forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!