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If you have a missing tooth, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. At the same time, it’s also important to replace the tooth before the surrounding teeth start to twist and move toward the void. If you don’t, it can result in alignment issues.

One of the best methods for replacing the tooth is to have Dr. Danton Bradshaw install a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Bellevue, Idaho, is made of a false tooth and two dental crowns that are fused together. The bridge is often made with a porcelain material that can be shaded to match your natural teeth.

Your dentist will start the treatment by forming abutments out of the two closest teeth, which is done by removing all of the tooth enamel. Then, he will form an impression of the abutments and your smile. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect it while the lab technician is busy producing your final bridge.

Dr. Danton Bradshaw will call you to schedule a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge into place.

If you are missing a tooth in your smile, you should call Snowy River Dental at 208-788-2006 to see if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge.