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North Chelmsford Dentist, Dentist in North Chelmsford, MA

Marc J. Zauderer, DMD

73 Princeton St. Suite 204
North Chelmsford MA 01863

General and Family Dentistry

978.251.8306

 
Bridges
 

Dental bridges are a tried and true way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong, durable and esthetic .

The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area which is sent to a dental lab, where the bridge is fabricated. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. The bridge consists of a  crown or crowns on either end to place on the abutments, and a pontic, which is the new tooth that replaces your missing tooth. The bridge is cemented onto the abutments and becomes a fixed part of your mouth that you care for just as you do your natural teeth.

We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow up visit to seat the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is secure.

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you should strongly consider having it or them replaced. Besides the aesthetic disadvantage of a missing tooth, it could also cause structural changes to your mouth and jaw, as well as making it difficult to eat or speak properly. Set up an appointment today to restore your smile.  There are several options besides a bridge for replacing teeth, including implants and removeable appliances,  and these are explained in other sections of the website

 
 
We proudly offer dental bridges at our convenient location in North Chelmsford, MA. A Dental Bridge is a popular cosmetic procedure that can benefit many people who are suffering from a variety of teeth appearance problems and structural flaws including chipped teeth, cracked teeth; discolored, stained, large gaps, receding gum and decaying teeth