Learn about Our Dental Bridge Services in South Jordan, UT
When you have a missing tooth, one small gap in your smile seems easy to fix. After all, if you qualify for the procedure, a dentist can use a dental implant to correct the problem. But what happens when you have multiple missing teeth in a row? Or what if you only have one missing tooth but you don’t qualify for a dental implant?
Dental bridges offer the perfect solution for this dental woe. Whether you live in South Jordan, UT, or the surrounding areas, count on Dr. Jerry F. Maymi & Associates, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to provide you and your family with professional, effective dental services.
Understand How a Dental Bridge Can Repair Your Smile
Simply put, dental bridges are non-removable dental appliances that replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge also performs the following:
- Allows you to speak and eat properly
- Creates a complete and functional smile
- Lets your face retain its natural shape
- Replaces partial dentures
- Restores your bite
- Stops teeth from shifting
During your appointment, we’ll clean your teeth, prepare the teeth on either side of the gap (or abutment teeth), and take a mold of your mouth. We’ll then use that mold to create your custom bridge. Two crowns rest on the edges of the bridge to cap the abutment teeth while the pontics (or false teeth) sit in the center of the bridge directly inside the gap.
We’ll check the fit of your bridge and adjust it if necessary. Since we use fixed bridges, we temporarily cement the bridge and adjust its fit before permanently cementing it in place.
Take the First Step
Are you ready to improve the look of your smile? To schedule an appointment and start the process for your dental bridge, call us at (801) 253-7553. You can also use our online contact form to request an appointment. We’ll give you additional information on how to care for your new dental bridge after your visit.