We talk often about the importance of replacing missing teeth, and it's crucial- if you fail to replace a missing tooth, you're at risk for a wide range of oral health issues you badly want to avoid.
If you're missing a tooth, we'll discuss your options and help you find the procedure that's appropriate for your needs. The best procedure for you might turn out to be a dental bridge.
There are a few variations on the dental bridge, but the basic, traditional version includes a replacement tooth that is placed in the location of the missing tooth. Dental crowns are placed over surrounding teeth. The crowns and the replacement tooth are connected in a fashion that looks rather like a bridge- hence the name.
The dental bridge is then strongly bonded, providing a durable anchor for the replacement tooth.
Is a dental bridge the right choice for your tooth replacement needs? The only way to know for sure is to arrange a consultation and initial examination with Dr. Phelps. You can discuss your concerns and priorities and decide on the course that's right for you.
If you're an Indianapolis, Indiana-area resident and you're curious about dental bridges, please call Dr. John Phelps at 317-818-9858 for a consultation.