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Lawrence Chen, DDS | Bridges in Baltimore

Lawrence Chen, DDS
711 West 40th Street Suite 215
Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 235-8525

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Bridges
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Have a Beautiful Smile Once Again by Getting a Dental Bridge


If you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridges are a great way to replace them, so that your smile can be beautiful once again. With a bridge, your own teeth are used in creating a bridge that will cross the spaces where your missing teeth are, covering the area fully. The bridge can be made of alloys, porcelain, metal, or even gold, to ensure they will be hard wearing and strong.

Bridge Creation Process


The first step in the process of creating a bridge is to use your natural teeth to create abutments in the space where the bridge will be attached. Your natural teeth will be recontoured to where they can act as a solid base for the bridge. Once the abutments are completed, the dentist will take a mold of the space so that it can be sent to a dental lab that can create a bridge that will fit precisely into the space. The goal for the lab is to create the bridge so that it looks and feels very similar to your natural teeth. The bridge itself is made using 2 crowns that are on either end to place the pontic or new tooth that will replace your missing teeth and the abutment.

What to Expect


While the lab is crafting your permanent bridge, we will ensure that you have a temporary bridge. This will be more appealing than having gaps in your teeth, and it will protect your exposed gums and the abutments until the permanent bridge is fitted. The dentist may use adhesives to ensure that the bridge sets correctly. Having a bridge takes a little getting used to, but you should hardly notice it within just a few days after having it fitted. Soft foods should be eaten for the first few days, but you should be able to eat what you like beyond that. Missing teeth can actually cause structural damage, and it can make speaking properly and eating hard to do. Schedule an appointment today.
 
 
 
Baltimore Dentist | Bridges. Lawrence Chen is a Baltimore Dentist.
Lawrence Chen, DDS
711 West 40th Street Suite 215 Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 235-8525