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 Webb City, Missouri, 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.
To create the two abutments, your dentist, Dr. Kevin Caldwell, will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentist 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 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 you bridge is ready. The temporary crowns 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 Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC at 417.673.1988 to see what method of restorative dentistry is right for you.