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If you play sports of any kind, you’ve likely had a scare or two when it comes to your teeth. Some of you may have even lost teeth while playing sports. While that was likely a painful event, you don’t have to live with that gap in your smile forever.

Dental bridges are an effective, simple way to restore lost teeth and give you back the smile you used to have. Let’s look at how they accomplish that and what to expect during the procedure.

A dental bridge in Beaver, Pennsylvania, is essentially a single piece of dental work that represents three teeth. There are crowns on each end that are anchored by abutments that are formed from the neighboring teeth.

To create the two abutments, your dentist will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentist will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Temporary crowns will then be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.

If you’re curious about the viability of using bridges to replace your teeth, or you want to schedule an appointment to get the process started, call us today at 724-775-4860.