Daily activities like talking and eating can feel like an uphill battle when you’re struggling with missing or decaying teeth. The team of experts at Gentle Dental Care in Midtown Atlanta and Dunwoody, Georgia, can restore your teeth with the help of a dental bridge. Call or book an appointment online today to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for a dental bridge.
A bridge is a tooth replacement that fills the gaps in your smile, relying on the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth for support.
Your false tooth, called a pontic, is held in place by abutments, or healthy surrounding teeth, much in the same way that a real bridge is secured.
Though there are plenty of materials that can make a pontic, such as gold, modern pontics are typically crafted from porcelain to mimic your natural teeth.
There are several types of dental bridges to choose from, including:
Each bridge type has pros and cons, but you count on the experts at Gentle Dental Care to help you decide the right one for you.
Even one missing tooth can impact anything from your smile to your ability to chew your favorite foods. Some reasons you may want to talk to your dentist about a dental bridge are:
If you’re dealing with a missing tooth or teeth, a dental bridge can help restore your smile and protect your teeth from further damage.
Implanting a dental bridge typically takes more than one visit to your dentist, so you should plan on at least two trips.
During the first visit, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth to be used in the creation of the bridge. Gentle Dental Care has an in-house lab, streamlining the process so you can get your dental bridge constructed sooner.
While you wait for your permanent bridge, your dentist places a temporary bridge on your teeth to protect your smile. Once the permanent bridge is ready, you come back to the office to have your bridge installed and adjusted to fit your mouth perfectly.
For more information on whether a dental bridge is right for you, call or book an appointment online with Gentle Dental Care today.