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Are you currently missing one or more teeth in your smile? If so, our Prehn Dental Offices dental team encourages you to consider your tooth-replacement options. One beneficial and effective way of replacing your missing teeth is to fill the gap with a dental bridge.

A dental bridge is a strong and reliable oral appliance which has a replacement tooth fused to a dental crown on each side. After treatment, your new bridge will anchor onto the neighboring teeth and give you the complete and attractive smile you are looking for.

When deciding if a dental bridge might be a viable option for your oral health needs, there are some things a dental bridge can do for you, including:

-Helping you properly chew and talk again.

-Restoring and repairing your smile by replacing your missing teeth, whether one or several. 

-Keeping your remaining natural teeth in place helping to prevent potential orthodontic issues.

-Maintaining and preserving the shape of your face and the appearance of your facial features.

-Strengthening your bite by adding the needed force to distribute pressure evenly.

Your bridge can be customized and ready to go in just two visits. First, Dr. Frederick Prehn will prepare the remaining natural teeth that sit on both sides of the gap. They will be prepared by trimming the enamel, which is the outer hard shell of the tooth, to allow the dental bridge to anchor. 

Once the teeth are the correct shape and size, Dr. Frederick Prehn will make impressions of those teeth and the surrounding structures and will send the impressions to a professional dental lab. While you wait for your bridge to be created, he will place temporary crowns over the abutments, or the shaved neighboring teeth.

Next, at your second visit, Dr. Frederick Prehn will determine the fit, function, and appearance of your new bridge. If necessary, he will make adjustments to the bridge to make it fit perfectly in the mouth. Once the bridge is exactly how you like it, he will cement the bridge into your smile.

If you are interested in learning more about the possibility of restoring your smile with a dental bridge in Wausau, Wisconsin, we invite you to call our office at 715-842-1270 and talk to a member of our experienced team. We look forward to hearing from you soon!