Replacing one or more missing teeth can restore not only your dental health and function, but your self confidence and ability to enjoy your best quality of life each day. Charleston dentists Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn offer tooth replacement options to suit your needs, including dental bridges.
Today’s dental bridges have evolved with the advances made in both materials and technology and can provide a stable, lasting restoration. They can be used to replace one lost tooth or several consecutive missing teeth and are typically permanently attached for normal function and comfort. Your dental bridge will be custom color matched to blend with your natural teeth, giving you back a smile you feel good about.
Dental Bridges What to Expect
The dental bridge process will require several visits to our Charleston dentist office, beginning with treatment planning. Once the placement method and materials to be used are decided upon, next step is to strengthen the anchor teeth with dental crowns. Once this phase is complete, impressions can be taken for fabricating your bridge. A temporary is often placed to restore function and help you get used to the feel of a new dental restoration.
The most common dental bridge is made of porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two, and consists of two crowns that are set over two anchoring teeth. If desired or if the proposed anchor teeth are in poor health, a dental implant(s) can be placed to anchor the bridge for a secure and lasting result.