Pella dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Allen offers crown and bridge procedures to replace missing teeth for patients that are only missing a few or less teeth in a row. Much like dental implants, crown and bridges are considered restorative dental treatments, but they have a cosmetic element as well. We have written about this procedure recently and want to see if you were paying attention. Try this fun true or false quiz to discern what information you have retained. Can you cross the bridge and be crowned the king or queen of dental knowledge?
Q1. True or false – Dental bridges are named as such because they borrow the basic structure of the types of bridges that can get us over bodies of water safely.
Q2. True or false – Dental bridges are removable.
Q3. True or false – Getting a dental bridge will take many visits for impressions, measurements, and preparation.
A1. TRUE – A dental bridge takes its name from the same type of bridges that are built for us to travel over water without getting wet. Crowns are attached to the healthy teeth that bookend the space where teeth are missing. Your dental bridge has a prosthetic tooth to fill the gap and blend in with the surrounding natural teeth.
A2. TRUE – Fixed dental bridges and crowns cannot be removed. This permanence provides you with a durable dental restoration to restore both form and function.
A3. FALSE – Getting measured, prepped, and fitted for a crown and bridge will usually only require two visits for most cases. Your first appointment will be a chance for your Pella dentist to examine you and take measurements and impressions to send to the fabrication lab. A small amount of the outer tooth enamel will be removed to make sure that the crowns on the ends of the bridge fit snugly and correctly. Once your crown and bridge is manufactured you will be fit, and the bridge will be adhered with a strong bonding agent. You will sent home with a great newly restored smile.
Pella Dentist Can Restore Your Smile
If you would like to consult with Dr. Allen about a crown and bridge dental restoration, contact our 50219 dentist office to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions.