If you are missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Vela and Dr. Ng may recommend a dental bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas. A dental bridge is a permanent appliance that replaces missing teeth and restores your smile. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, which are called the abutment teeth. A replacement tooth is attached in between the dental crowns.
When preparing you for a dental bridge, our dentists will shape your abutment teeth to allow room for the dental bridge in your mouth. Impressions of your teeth are taken so a dental bridge can be custom made. When your dental bridge is ready, our dentists will place it in your mouth to check the fit. Any needed adjustments are made. Our dentists may temporarily cement the bridge in place for a few weeks to ensure the fit is satisfactory. After a few weeks, our dentists will permanently cement the dental bridge in your smile.
We welcome you to contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today to learn if a dental bridge is right for you and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists. We are excited to serve you and your smile.