Restorative dentistry is a specific focus of dental treatments that are meant to restore a tooth. Your oral health can be altered if a tooth isn’t restored by some means. A great restorative dentistry option is to install a standard dental bridge to help replace lost teeth.
A dental bridge in Mechanicsville, Virginia, is a single piece of dental work that replaces 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 dentists, Drs. Stanovick and Stanovick, will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentists 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 your 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 our office at 804-781-1919 to see what method of restorative dentistry is right for you.