Dr. Chris Forte is experienced at tooth replacement procedures. One of the most common methods of tooth replacement is a bridge, and Dr. Forte is skilled at determining whether a bridge is the most appropriate type of tooth replacement for your individual situation.
What Is a Bridge?
A bridge uses an artificial tooth to fill in a space where you are missing your natural tooth. The prosthetic teeth today are realistic and attractive. Dr. Chris Forte will make sure that your bridge matches the surrounding teeth, so your smile is attractive as well as functional. We understand that looking good and feeling good go hand in hand.
A traditional bridge is the most common type of bridge and is versatile and reliable. This type of bridge consists of two crowns, placed on either side of the missing tooth with a pontic (artificial tooth) in the center. The crowns may be attached to the adjacent teeth or to dental implants (which we can place here in our Brookfield dental office). Traditional bridges are typically made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. Dr. Forte will discuss your options when it comes to the fabrication of your bridge to make sure you are getting the most effective and aesthetic option possible.
What Is the Process for Getting a Bridge?
At your first appointment, Dr. Forte will take a custom shade of your teeth to ensure a good match. After prep of your teeth, Dr. Forte will take impressions of your teeth and fabricate a temporary bridge. The impressions are sent off to the dental lab so they can make your permanent bridge.
At your next appointment, Dr. Chris Forte will remove your temporary bridge and place your permanent bridge, making any small adjustments necessary to ensure a proper fit.
Call for Your Appointment and Evaluation
Dr. Forte has 28 years of experience working with bridges and other restorations and will give you honest opinions about which treatment options may work best for you. Call our Brookfield dental office today to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Chris Forte.?Our goal is your total dental health.