The team at Dr. Saba and Associates in Sun Lakes, Arizona, understands that missing teeth can be uncomfortable and hinder your confidence—that’s why we’re here to help.
A traditional bridge is made up of two (or more) crowns and a false tooth that “bridges” the gap in between. Besides helping you chew and smile again, fixed bridges help you maintain your facial shape, stop your teeth from shifting, and offer a permanent solution for missing teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be a candidate for fixed bridges. For the best results, you need to have good gum health and healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones to support the bridge. If you’re in Sun Lakes, Arizona, visit us for a consultation to find out whether fixed bridges are the best option for you.
The fixed bridge procedure takes two or more visits to complete. First, we will need to shape the teeth on either side of the missing ones. Next, we will take an impression of your teeth to send to the lab to create your custom bridge. At the end of your appointment, we will make a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and minimize any discomfort.
At your next appointment, we will place your permanent bridge and check how it fits your mouth. If the bridge is uncomfortable, we can adjust the bridge for you. To ensure that you get a perfect fit, we may temporarily cement the bridge in place to allow your teeth to get used to it.
If everything feels right after a few weeks, we schedule another appointment and permanently cement your new bridge. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your new bridge. Good dental habits like brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings will keep your new permanent bridge in good condition.
Visit Dr. Saba and Associates in Sun Lakes, Arizona, to restore your smile with fixed bridges. Dr. Romanin and Dr. Saba are dedicated to helping the Sun Lakes Community stay healthy and function at your best!