Restorative dentistry is a specific focus of dental treatments that are meant to restore a tooth. If the tooth isn’t restored by some means, your oral health can be altered. Usually, one of the best treatments of restorative dentistry is to install a standard dental bridge to help replace missing teeth.
A dental bridge in Woodbridge, Virginia, is essentially a single piece of dental work that represents three teeth. There are crowns on each end that are anchored on abutments that are formed from the neighboring teeth.
Drs. Niles and Niles-Smith will remove the tooth enamel from the two neighboring teeth to create the two abutments. Our dentists 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.
Then, temporary crowns or a temporary bridge will be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.
We will call you in for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. The temporary crowns or bridge will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented in place over the two abutments during this appointment.
If you are missing a tooth, you should call Niles Dental at 703.494.4101 to see what method of restorative dentistry is right for you.