Missing teeth wreak havoc on your mouth over time. Gaps in the teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and when a tooth is missing long enough the jaw bone is vulnerable and the structure becomes compromised. Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS installs permanent bridges that replace missing teeth and still look natural.
Permanent bridges use healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth to anchor a replacement in the appropriate location. The replacement tooth is held in place by caps on the teeth on either side. This can typically be accomplished in two visits. First, an impression of the area is taken so that a dental laboratory can create a bridge that will fit perfectly. A temporary bridge will be placed while your custom product is fabricated. On your second visit, the bridge will be cemented into place. With proper care bridges can last a lifetime, but can be replaced if needed.
To learn more about bridges and all the services provided at the practice, visit www.lisbradleydds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lis Bradley, DDS in Brentwood, TN, call 615-778-0810.