Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
If you’re looking to replace missing teeth, and want something more secure than partials, dental bridges are a great option. Dr Boucek and Brawner’s vast experience implementing dental bridges in the Memphis area, means you can rest easy knowing your teeth are beautiful and healthy.
A Permanent Solution
A dental bridge works exactly like it sounds. You have one or two missing teeth, with healthy teeth surrounding that gap. We put dental crowns on the surrounding teeth that include a fixed tooth in between, giving you a permanent solution for your missing tooth, or teeth.
Once you’ve decided to get a dental bridge, we will schedule you for two appointments. During first appointment Dr Boucek or Brawner will prepare the teeth surrounding the gap (abutment teeth). We will provide you with a local anesthetic to numb the area, and then grind them down so that they will support the bridge without issue. Then we will take an impression so we have an exact replica of your teeth to create the bridge for. We will also place temporary crowns on your abutment teeth.
Your second appointment will be 10 to 14 days later. First, we will remove your temporary crowns. Then we will cement the new fixed bridge into place. The bridge will be made of porcelain to endure the wear and tear that teeth regularly get.