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The loss of a tooth can do more than simply hinder your ability to chew food. It can also alter the appearance of your smile, cause you to slur your speech, promote dental attrition and eventually lead to orthodontic complications. Fortunately, the restoration dentistry treatments available at Dido Kim can replace the presence and function of a missing tooth in a variety of ways.

If you’re not comfortable with the oral surgery required to restore the tooth with a dental implant, Dr. Dido Kim might recommend installing a dental bridge. This solid piece of dental work is a replacement tooth that is joined to a crown on each end. It will eventually be anchored in place by abutments that are formed from the dentin core of the two neighboring teeth.

To create the two abutments, Dr. Dido Kim will remove the tooth enamel from the teeth with a drill. A detailed impression will be made of the abutments and the contours of your unique bite pattern in that area. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Dr. Dido Kim will secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce your new bridge.

A member of our staff will call you to set up a short second appointment when your bridge is completed. To install it, Dr. Dido Kim will remove the temporary crowns and bond the bridge to the two abutments with a special dental adhesive.

If you live in the North Bergen, New Jersey, area and you’re missing a tooth, you should call 201-854-5500 to explore your restoration solutions at Dido Kim.