The space created by a missing tooth can make eating difficult, change the alignment of your teeth and cause the teeth on either side of the gap to shift out of place.
Dental bridges place a filler tooth in the space left behind by the missing tooth to provide support to the teeth surrounding the “gap” with the use of crowns to bring your teeth back into alignment. They can be constructed to fill in the gaps left behind by one or more missing teeth, and are easily removed for cleaning.
The first step is a comprehensive dental exam, where Dr. Kuo checks for signs of damage or decay on the teeth that surround the gap. Next, Dr. Kuo reshapes the surface of the teeth on either side of the gap to prepare them to receive crowns.
He then creates impressions of those teeth and sends them to a dental lab, where customized crowns are crafted to fit your teeth. You may receive a temporary bridge to wear while that work is underway.
After your crowns are ready, Dr. Kuo removes the temporary bridge and check the crowns for proper fit and install the bridgework. After achieving the ideal fit, Dr. Kuo cements your crowns.
You may experience minor swelling or discomfort after your procedure is complete. You may also need to cut your food into small pieces while eating until you become accustomed to eating with your bridge in place.
Shortly after receiving your dental bridge, eating becomes much easier and that you don't have any problems with speaking.
Dental bridges also improve your ability to chew and speak properly. They can also prevent further dental issues by evenly distributing the force of your bite, so your teeth don’t shift out of alignment. Dental bridges can even help diminish changes to the shape of your face that can occur as a result of tooth loss.
Call or make an appointment with Dr. Kuo today to learn more about how dental bridges can improve the look and feel of your teeth.
DENTAL PPO PLANS
Dr. Kuo's office accepts dental PPO plans. Please provide us with your insurance information either before or during your office visit so that we can determine your eligibility and benefits. We do our very best to maximize your benefits.
CUSTOM PAYMENT PLANS
Dr. Kuo's office provides custom payment plans for qualified patients. Please let us know if you need to initiate a custom payment plan and we will be happy to work with you. We also offer a discounted dental plan for those who do not have insurance. Make sure to ask us for the details!
Dr. Kuo's office accepts Care Credit.
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