Dr. Blevins can plan and place your dental bridge in one visit to our office. This saves you the hassle of having to schedule multiple appointments to replace a missing tooth. Instead, you’ll be able to leave our office with your brand-new smile in one visit.
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Your teeth are supported by their roots in the jawbone, your gums, and adjacent teeth. This means that once you lose one tooth, nearby teeth may start to drift toward the open space. Over time, these teeth may loosen and even fall out.
To prevent further tooth loss, our Mullins dentist may recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that’s held in place by crowns on both sides. In other words, it’s a dental restoration that “bridges” the gap in your smile.
Unlike other offices, we’re able to complete the dental bridge procedure in one appointment. We useto plan and place your bridge without having to outsource the fabrication to an off-site lab. Instead, we handle everything in-house for your convenience and to ensure a high standard of patient care.
First, Dr. Blevins will need to file down the teeth on both sides of the empty socket. That way, the crowns will have enough space to fit over the teeth without looking unnatural. (This step won’t be necessary if we’re fitting the crowns over dental implants.)
Next, our dentist will take 3D digital impressions of your teeth using CEREC. These impressions are then immediately sent to his computer where he will begin to design your new dental bridge right in front of your eyes.
Once Dr. Blevins is satisfied with the design, he’ll send it to the milling machine in our office. The milling machine works by sculpting your dental bridge from a ceramic block that is an exact color-match to the rest of your teeth.
Dr. Blevins and his team are dedicated to building solid relationships with patients based on honesty, compassion, and trust. As a Christian dental practice, you can trust us to always put our patients first by providing excellent 5-star care.