When It’s Time for a Dental Bridge

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Has Dr. Scott Ferguson told you that it’s time for a dental bridge? You may be wondering about the implications. Look no further!

A bridge is a non-removable oral appliance that serves as a replacement for one or more missing teeth in a row. It is fastened to your mouth by two crowns that are placed over the top of teeth adjacent to the gap. A typical bridge is made from sturdy porcelain shaded and molded to match the rest of your pearly-whites. It functions just as well as your natural teeth.

Depending on the state of your mouth, the process of getting a dental bridge may differ, but this is the idea:

First, Dr. Scott Ferguson will remove the enamel of your two anchoring teeth. This is in preparation for the crowns. Impressions or molds of your teeth will be brought to a dental laboratory. We’ll fit you with a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent bridge is made. Once the permanent bridge is finished, you’ll come back in the office and it will be cemented onto your teeth.

Do you have more questions about your future dental bridge? Please call Scott J. Ferguson, DDS in Kimball, Michigan at 810-985-3301. Dr. Scott Ferguson and our team can restore your smile to its former glory.

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