If you have lost a tooth, it can seriously compromise the appearance and function of your mouth. Without timely restoration, this could lead to further complications and alignment issues in your bite. To replace the tooth, your dentist, Dr. Vinh T. Pham, might recommend having a bridge installed.
A dental bridge in Campbell, California, is an appliance that represents three teeth. There are two crowns on each end and one false tooth in the middle.
The dentist will form the two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. This will leave behind a post-like structure of dentin that enrobes the pulp and root of the tooth. Your dentist will then make a detailed impression of the abutments and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your new bridge will be made.
Then, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect it while the dental lab technician works to produce the permanent bridge.
We will call you into Kirkwood Dental for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. During this visit, the temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.
If you have lost a tooth, you should call Kirkwood Dental at 408-378-8500 to explore your options for replacement.