Published On: August 31, 2017

If your dentist, Dr. Priti Dagli, recommended restoring your smile with a fixed dental bridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey, you’re on your way toward the top-notch oral health you deserve! If you feel overwhelmed or even a bit nervous, there is no need to worry. It’s most likely because you have unanswered questions. To help you, our dental team at Plainsboro Dental Services is happy to give you some answers.

Q: What is a dental bridge?

A: A dental bridge is a dental restoration that bridges the gap in your smile. It can replace one or more missing teeth, and it’s made from false teeth and two dental crowns. The false teeth will sit in the middle of the restoration while the crowns lie on the ends. The crowns will anchor to the remaining natural teeth on both sides of the gap and keep the bridge in place.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

A: This restoration can prevent the surrounding teeth from drifting out of place, restore your smile, maintain the shape of your face, and add force to your bite.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental bridge?

A: The process involved in treatment is simpler than you might expect. It begins with your dentist numbing your mouth to help you stay comfortable. Then, she will shave the anchoring teeth (remove the enamel) to make room for the dental crowns. When the teeth are the proper shape, your dentist will make an impression and will send that impression to the dental lab. At the lab, technicians will custom make your new bridge. They will send it to the office when it’s ready. Then, you will come back for your second appointment and your dentist will cement the bridge in place.

Do you have additional questions? If so, don’t be afraid to contact our dental team today by dialing 609-716-7100. We will be more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for so you can feel more comfortable and prepared in the dental chair!