If you have lost teeth, whether one or several, you know how inconvenient and uncomfortable it can make some parts of your life. It can disrupt your eating, so you can’t enjoy food as well as you used to. It can make speaking more difficult, and harder for others to understand you. It even changes some of how your look. Most people don’t think about this, but teeth give shape to the cheeks and missing teeth can cause cheeks to look like they’ve collapsed.
Fortunately, there are many dental restorative treatments that can replace your lost teeth. The treatments can help your speech and help you enjoy your food and have a glowing smile again. One of the most popular treatments is dental bridges.
The bridge is a dental prosthetic made from ceramic and other materials shaped to replace the teeth you’ve lost. It also shapes the teeth on either side to make a foundation the bridge will be able to be bonded to.
Each bridge is custom-made for the patient’s circumstances. When you come into our office to get your bridge, Dr. Faith Cousins will take a casting of the missing teeth and the surrounding areas. The casting will then be sent to a dental lab where your crown will be made by a dental technician. Then bridge can be installed on your next visit.
If you’re missing teeth and live near Silver Spring, Maryland, then call Faith Cousins DDS today. We will help you get back your full and shining smile!