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If you’re about to replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge, then our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Brink, is happy to help you prepare for your appointment. Sometimes knowing the steps involved in the treatment can help you feel more calm and comfortable in the dental chair. So, to help you prepare, our dentist is happy to tell you to expect the following steps:

Step No. 1: Your dentist will begin by numbing the mouth with an anesthetic. Then, he will shape the teeth that will anchor the bridge in place. Your dentist will shape the teeth by trimming the tooth enamel to make room for the dental crowns that are encompassed in the bridge restoration.

Step No. 2: Your dentist will next make impressions of those anchoring teeth. Those impressions will be sent to dental lab technicians who will custom make your bridge. While you wait for your restoration, your dentist will place temporary crowns over the anchoring teeth so you can still use them.

Step No. 3: Once your bridge is crafted and sent to our clinic, your dentist will secure it over the anchoring teeth with a special dental cement. This will fill the gap in your smile and restore your oral health.

To learn more about dental bridge treatment in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, please contact Lakeview Dental Care today at 810-231-2288. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!