Bridges and Partials in Buford, GA
When a patient loses one or more adjacent teeth, Dr. Randolph Moore may recommend a dental bridge in Buford, GA. A dental bridge is essentially a series of dental crowns fused together spanning the space of missing teeth between either the two adjacent teeth or two dental implants. The goal of a dental bridge is to close the space left by missing teeth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
How does it work?
A dental bridge can be placed in as little as two office visits. During the first visit, Dr. Moore will prepare the adjacent teeth to receive the supporting crowns. This involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the crowns to fit comfortably. If you are choosing to use dental implants rather than natural teeth as abutments, this step does not apply. Next, an impression of the area will be made so that we can create a custom dental bridge just for you. This usually takes about two to three weeks to fabricate in a dental lab. A temporary bridge will be made for you to wear until your permanent one arrives.
During the second visit, Dr. Moore will examine the health of your teeth and gums to ensure that everything is in good shape. Finally, the bridge will be tried in and, if it fits correctly, permanently cemented into place.
Dental bridges are common methods of replacing missing teeth and can even be accomplished through the use of dental implants. For more information about receiving a dental bridge in Buford, GA, contact Dr. Moore and schedule your consultation today!