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A Q&A of the Dental Bridge Basics

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A dental bridge may be just what you need if you are looking to improve your oral health and smile. We welcome you to speak with Dr. Anthony Shaia to discuss your tooth replacement options. To help you determine if a dental bridge is right for you, we have provided a Q&A covering the basic information about these appliances.

Q: What is a dental bridge?
A: A dental bridge consists of one or more synthetic teeth fused together between two hollow dental crowns. It is made to look very natural and replace multiple lost teeth in one area of your smile.

Q: What benefits does a dental bridge offer?
A: Your smile can gain a lot from a dental bridge, including the self-confidence that comes from replacing tooth loss. Restored teeth improve many oral functions, including speaking, chewing, maintaining facial shape, and preventing bite and alignment problems.

Q: What is the dental bridge process?
A: After numbing your smile, our dentist prepares the anchor teeth by removing the tooth enamel to form abutments for the dental crowns. We then send an impression of the affected area to a skilled dental technician, who creates the bridge. You can then return for your follow-up appointment to have your dental bridge tested and attached to your smile.

We welcome you to call 440-884-9898 and speak with our team at Shaia Dental Care today if you are interested in receiving a dental bridge in Parma Heights, Ohio.