Bridging Gaps When Teeth Are Missing with the Crown and Bridge Combo

Dental bridges are a way to replace one or more missing teeth with an arch that is custom-fit to your particular mouth. Two porcelain crowns are placed on the abutment teeth which are on either side of the space where teeth are missing. An artificial tooth is firmly attached in the center of the bridge. One advantage of dental bridges is that the…

Dental bridges are a way to replace one or more missing teeth with an arch that is custom-fit to your particular mouth. Two porcelain crowns are placed on the abutment teeth which are on either side of the space where teeth are missing. An artificial tooth is firmly attached in the center of the bridge. One advantage of dental bridges is that the procedure in non-surgical and non-invasive. Dr. Jim Erpenbach is an experienced Knoxville, TN dentist, who can replace your missing teeth in as little as two office visits with a crown and bridge.

Why Dental Bridges?

One of the main symptoms of untreated tooth loss is teeth drifting. This effect of missing teeth can be dangerous for your oral health by causing a misaligned bite. When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, it can lead to excessive tooth wear, jaw muscle exhaustion, and teeth grinding. To avoid teeth drifting, bridgework is a common recommendation. The restorative apparatus will prevent teeth from shifting by holding abutment teeth in place and filling in the gap. Dental bridges also block excessive tooth wear by restoring chewing function.

Attaining the Right Fit

Dr. Erpenbach will begin your restorative dentistry procedure with a consultation to determine factors for candidacy. Other potential options for tooth replacement will be laid out for you. After determining that a dental bridge is the best option in your particular case, our team will begin by taking impressions of your abutment teeth. These impressions will be used to fabricate the dental crowns that will support the bridgework and artificial tooth. Once the bridgework is fabricated, you’ll be ready for your next appointment. The bridge will be fitted and affixed for long term rejuvenation of your beautiful smile.

Dental Bridges from Your Knoxville Dentist

If you would like to schedule an appointment with our 37919 dentist office, you can call (865) 240-2035. Your biomimetic family dentist in Knoxville welcomes patients from Knoxville and the greater metropolitan area.

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