For a Long Lasting Durable Smile
If you’ve got two or more teeth in a row missing than Dr. Soileau might recommend bridge work. This process creates a literal bridge between existing teeth to fill in the gap. Not only does this give you a healthier more complete smile it also keeps the teeth on either side from shifting and becoming loose. In addition, it maintains ‘full-bite’ functionality. In other words, you’re not having to move food around inside your mouth to where you have teeth to chew.
The Bridge & Crown Process
Dr. Soileau’s first step is to reshape the teeth on either side of the gap as needed to anchor the bridge. Then he takes a precise impression of your mouth and sends to mold to our in house lab where your permanent bridge is built. When the bridge is ready you will come in for a second appointment during which the bridge is fit it into place and checked for function, looks and comfort. With proper care, you can expect your fixed bridge to at least 8-10 years.