Losing between one and three teeth in a row could lead to a serious gap in your smile, impacting everything from your confidence levels to your ability to eat. However, we can offer Independence, MO, residents with missing teeth a solution, one that can be created and placed in just one day! When should you see us for a complete single visit dental bridge?
Typically, creating a prosthetic would mean one to three visits, involving preparation and impressions and an interim period to craft and complete the replacement teeth. Now, we complete the entire process in one visit. First, we need to remove a little tooth structure from the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. Next, we take a series of digital impressions of your smile, which we use to create a 3D computer model. Using CAD/CAM technology, we craft the prosthetic in an onsite milling machine, placing it with a powerful bonding agent and offering a full smile, all in the same day.
A Lifelike Prosthetic
The bridge consists of the new teeth, typically known as pontics, with dental crowns attached to each end. We place the crowns on the prepared teeth, which anchors the new ones firmly in place. We can use them to address between one and three teeth in a row. With proper care and attention, your new prosthetic could potentially last for between 10 and 15 years. We create them using ceramic, a strong material that absorbs bite forces and also mimics the translucent nature of tooth enamel. We even shade the material to better match your smile.
The Benefits of Tooth Replacement
Addressing your tooth loss reduces the risk of misalignment, which could arise due to gaps in your smile causing teeth to drift from position. The prosthetic also prevents problems eating, enabling you to consume your favorite foods again. You also have an easier time speaking and won’t be as embarrassed about your smile’s overall appearance. The prosthetic is also simple to care for, as you brush and floss them just as you would natural teeth (although, you will need to clean the space between the top of the gums and the bottom of the dental bridge). If you have any questions about your tooth loss, or about how we design and create a missing tooth replacement in a single visit, then please contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Same Day Bridges?
Don’t live with one or more missing teeth, talk to our team about possible replacement options. For more information on our same day crowns and bridges then schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Independence, Lee’s Summit, and all surrounding communities.