dental bridges mansfield ma
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Just as the name implies a dental bridge ‘bridges’ the gap between two teeth. The bridge attaches to two strong teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. The dental provider takes an impression of the area and creates a plaster cast. The bridge is created in a dental lab where the lab technician uses the plaster model to exactly match the size, color and shape of your existing teeth. There are many types of bridges available and once created they are permanently cemented in place. Bridges can last a very long time and are a great way to inexpensively replace missing teeth.
Replacing a missing tooth is very important. If the space is left open a number of different things can happen, including shifting of the teeth around the missing tooth, bone loss, reshaping of the face and decay on surrounding teeth.