Whether you’re missing one or several consecutive teeth, having gaps in your smile can take a massive toll on your overall wellbeing. Your teeth are necessary tools that you use to complete everyday tasks, such as chewing food to absorb nutrients and speaking, and without them, these can become difficult and frustrating to do. That’s why, at Cornerstone Dental, we custom craft dental bridges that close gaps in your smile and restore the overall function and appearance of your mouth. If you’re missing one or more consecutive teeth, be sure to schedule a consultation with our team today to learn more about the benefits of dental bridges in Fargo.
A dental bridge’s structure consists of two crowns placed on either side of pontics, or replacement teeth. They’re typically crafted from natural-looking and customizable materials such as ceramic and porcelain to match surrounding teeth so they seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. The crowns are anchored to the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile, securing the pontics in place and filling the space created by your missing teeth.
Another form of dental bridge is an implant-retained one. The primary difference between the two are that, while traditional bridges are anchored to your natural teeth, ones retained by dental implants are held in place with titanium posts that are surgically placed below your gums. This option provides a variety of unique benefits, including not needing to alter your existing natural teeth in order to place the restoration.
Some benefits of getting a dental bridge that our patients are able to enjoy include:
Getting a dental bridge in Fargo typically takes place over the course of two appointments. During your first, Dr. Goodwill or Dr. Majidian will examine your mouth and take impressions of the gap in your smile. We will then send the information we’ve gathered to our dental laboratory, who will craft your dental crown to comfortably and securely fit in your mouth.
Once we receive your permanent restoration, we’ll contact you to come in for your second appointment. After making sure that the restoration fits our high standards, we’ll cement it to your existing teeth and polish the area. Before we send you on your way, we’ll provide you with some tips and tricks on how to extend the lifespan of your bridge and maintain your oral health.