Learn About the Benefits of Our Falls Church Dental Bridges
When a tooth is lost, a gap is formed between the remaining teeth. As time passes, the teeth surrounding the gap begin to move towards the gap in an effort to fill it. Concurrently, teeth from the opposing jaw begin to elongate towards the gap. This phenomenon happens because teeth seek to close the defect to restore the occlusion, commonly referred to as bite.
Sometimes, a patient will wait years to fill in or correct a gap. When this is the case, a patient will also find that their teeth are now too long or crowded for false teeth. If there is still a large gap, our Falls Church dental bridge can be fitted to fill the space.
You will first meet with with Dr. Peyser to diagnose and discuss treatment. Once you both have decided that dental bridge is the right fit, you're scheduled for preparation. The preparation is performed under local anesthesia as often some portions of the enamel and gum are removed to create room for the replacement tooth (crown).
Next, Dr. Peyser will take an impression which will be used by the dental lab to create your bridge. During this process, you'll receive a temporary dental bridge to protect your teeth and gums.
During your next visit, your permanent bridge is ready to be fitted. Dr. Peyser will place it into your mouth and make sure that it rests correctly on the reshaped teeth. If there are any issues, they'll be corrected during this stage. Dr. Peyser may cement it in place for several days to make sure the fit is correct.
During this ‘trial’ period, it is important that the patient is comfortable. If your bridge is uncomfortable or interferes with the way you speak or eat, now is the time to speak up!
Once you've approved of the bridge and its comfort, it'll be cemented into place.
If you have any questions about our Falls Church dental bridges, or would like to schedule a consultation, call our team at Peyser Dentistry at (703) 893-3333 and our team will assist in picking the best date and time for your appointment.