There are several methods that can be used to replace a missing tooth. For people who are not interested in the oral surgery needed to install a dental implant, a dental bridge might prove to be a viable option. This is a single piece of dental work crafted to fill the void while anchoring onto abutments that are made from the healthy cores of the two neighboring teeth.
To create the two abutments, Dr. Robert Berkowitz 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, he will secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.
A member of our staff will call you to set up a short second appointment when your bridge is completed. To install it, your dentist will remove the temporary crowns and bond the bridge to the two abutments with a powerful dental adhesive.
If you’re missing a tooth and you’re interested in a dental bridge in Anderson, South Carolina, you should call 864-642-4630 to explore your restoration options at Trinity Dental Center.