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When a patient has lost one or more permanent teeth, a dental bridge in American Fork, Utah, may be recommended to restore their smile. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that closes the gap caused by missing teeth.

Dental Bridge Benefits
A dental bridge placed by Dr. Clayton M. Hansen can do many things for the smile, including:

– Restore the functionality and beauty of a smile
– Allow the patient to eat and talk properly once again
– Maintain the face shape
– Properly distribute the bite
– Keep the natural teeth from shifting

Dental Bridge Placement
To place a dental bridge, our dentist will first shape the teeth on either side of the gap to make room for the bridge. Impressions are made so that the dental bridge can be custom made. The dental bridge will consist of a replacement tooth with dental crowns on either side. Once the dental bridge is complete, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen will check the fit. After any necessary adjustments are made, the dental bridge is permanently cemented into place.

Eating & Speaking with a Bridge
Eating with a dental bridge makes things easier, as it replaces missing teeth. While growing accustomed to a dental bridge, the patient should eat soft food that is cut into small pieces. Speaking clearly while missing one or more teeth can be tough. Having a dental bridge placed will allow the patient to speak properly.

To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, we invite you to call our dental office at 801-756-2809 today.