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Dental Bridges Facts

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In the case of the loss of one or more permanent teeth, Drs. Szmanda, Sobolewski, and Schmitz may recommend a dental bridge in Wausau, Wisconsin. A dental bridge is a restoration that closes the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is a replacement tooth with a dental crown attached to either side.

When placing a dental bridge, our dentists will remove some tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap. This will allow room for the dental crowns, which anchor the bridge, to be placed over the teeth. Impressions will then be taken of your smile. These impressions will be used to create your individualized dental bridge. Once the bridge is complete, it will be cemented into place.

If you care for your dental bridge properly, it may last for 10 years or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to dental bridges. Food can become trapped under the false tooth, which can cause decay to the teeth supporting the crowns. If the teeth supporting the crowns become damaged, the dental bridge can weaken

Caring for your new dental bridge is easy. Clean the bridge in the same way that you clean your natural teeth. Brush and floss your dental bridge along with your natural teeth. Also, be sure to come to Szmanda Dental for your regular dental appointments.

We invite you to contact our office at 715-845-3200 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.