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A dental bridge is a strong and attractive restoration that can replace your missing tooth and give you the smile you desire. If you’re interested in using this handy treatment to improve your smile and oral health, it’s time to call Summit Village Dental and schedule an appointment! If a dental bridge is right for you, you can expect the following steps in your treatment:

First, Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow will numb the mouth with a local anesthetic, which should give you the comfort you need during your appointment. Next, she will prepare the teeth that will anchor the bridge in place by trimming the enamel. This will make room for the anchoring crowns.

Then, your dentist will make impressions of the trimmed teeth when they are the right size and shape. When the impressions are completed, she will send them to a dental lab so the technicians can custom make your dental bridge. While you wait for your restoration to be created, your dentist will place two temporary crowns over the anchoring teeth in your mouth.

Finally, once your bridge is ready, you will come back into Summit Village Dental to have the bridge placed. During this visit, Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow will check the size, fit, and look of the bridge and make sure it’s exactly what you need. Then, she will cement it into place.

If you have any questions about a dental bridge in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dental team by calling 816-287-5650. We will be excited to help you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!