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Where can a patient get a bridge to replace a missing tooth in Southwest Las Vegas?

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A girl under dental bridge procedure
A patient with even one missing tooth may experience a negative impact as teeth shift out of place gradually. This shift can affect a person’s bite or lead to uneven spacing of teeth. As a result, a patient may develop pain in their jaw or find it difficult to clean their teeth properly leading to gum disease or cavities. To compensate for a missing tooth, a dentist may recommend a dental bridge. For patients residing in Southwest Las Vegas, this procedure has been performed beautifully and effectively over the past decade by Dr. Christopher Lim at Hillside Dental.

A bridge is custom-designed for a patient to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. Dr. Lim will prepare the patient’s mouth to accept the bridge. This is achieved by adjusting teeth to either side of the gap to accept dental crowns. These will provide stability for the bridge. Dental impressions are made of the patient’s mouth; then used to precisely manufacture the bridge. The completed appliance will include the crowns to cap on the natural teeth, as well as, a matching artificial tooth in between those to fill the gap. The patient returns for a second appointment to have their bridge permanently cemented in place; restoring proper function, as well as, improved appearance.

The process of obtaining a bridge is a comfortable procedure. It is not complex or painful, but the patient is rewarded with outstanding benefits. The cost for this restorative appliance is reasonable based on the value it yields. A patient interested in knowing more about the cost should schedule an individual consultation and inquire about affordable payment options. This appointment will allow Dr. Lim to conduct an examination to determine if a bridge is the best option for a patient and discuss other options for tooth replacement, if necessary.

For the experience and care you can trust, visit Hillside Dental. We offer a wide menu of services to provide for a patient’s preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental needs. Our professional services provide long-term functional solutions, but also positively impact the patient’s appearance. Call our office at 702-666-8584 to schedule an appointment today.