Missing or damaged teeth affect more than the way you look. Over time, missing teeth can not only erode your confidence; it can erode the strength of your jaw bone and damage the surrounding teeth. Petaluma, CA, patients seeking an economical and durable solution to missing or damaged teeth are in luck. Dr. Szyperski at North Bay Smiles specializes in various procedures that can restore the strength of your smile, including painless and practical dental bridges.
A dental bridge is a neutral-looking restoration that can last years if properly maintained. It will restore the look and feel of your natural teeth and prevent future damage to your jaw and surrounding teeth while improving the overall aesthetic of your smile.
What Petaluma Patients Should Expect from a Dental Bridge Procedure
The installation of a sturdy, long-lasting dental bridge is a simple, two-visit process. At your first visit, Dr. Szyperski will painlessly shape the surrounding teeth and prepare for the installation of an aesthetic crown, which will function as the anchor for your bridge. She’ll then take an impression of your teeth, which the lab will use to build your high-quality, restorative bridge. Depending on your needs, that bridge will be made of porcelain or metal-fused porcelain, the most modern dental materials available. While the lab works on your bridge, you’ll head home with a temporary bridge. Once the permanent bridge is ready, you’ll come in for a second visit. Dr. Szyperski will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with the permanent one, making any necessary adjustments.
Once you and Dr. Szyperski are happy with the look and feel of your restoration, she will secure the bridge using a permanent dental adhesive. After that, you’re on your way. Before you head home, Dr. Szyperski will talk you through any maintenance or care instructions you’ll need to understand to make sure your new dental bridge lasts a long time. With the bridge installed, you’ll immediately notice a difference when chewing, talking, or smiling with confidence.
Petaluma, CA, patients with missing or damaged teeth should contact Dr. Szyperski today to determine if bridges might be right for them. Call the North Bay Smiles office to make an appointment for a consultation at (707) 306-8001.
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