When trauma or disease caused the loss of a tooth in an aesthetics zone the effect on a person’s well-being can be more than psychological.
Teeth may shift and move adjacent to the space due to forces generated during chewing, grinding or clenching. Fortunately there are several options to replace the missing tooth; one option is a non-removable custom-made ceramic bridge that is held in place using the teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Either side of the missing tooth are then prepared and an impression is taken of the prepared teeth and surrounding areas. A temporary bridge is put in place to replace the missing tooth. The tooth impression is then sent to a dental laboratory for custom fabrication and shading of the final bridge. The temporary bridge is removed and the underlying supporting teeth are cleaned and prepared with a bonding agent; resin cement is added to the inside of the bridge and placed onto the prepared teeth.