Dental Bridge Procedures
Dental bridges are essentially restorative appliances designed to take the place of a single missing tooth or multiple teeth. They simply serve to fill the space that lies between existing teeth when disease or dental injury has caused the absence of natural tooth.
Missing teeth need to be replaced in order to maintain proper oral health and also to protect overall physical health. When teeth are missing, the entire bite, smile, chewing function can be impacted. Not only that, issues with the neighboring teeth that remain can develop. Bridges can provide much-needed strength to teeth that have been damaged, and they can also work to make the appearance, shape and color of teeth much more appealing. Bridges are used frequently to address issues related to missing teeth and is cemented permanently to the patient's mouth. This is in contrast to dentures which are removable.
The professionals at Sweet Water Dentistry are skilled at providing patients with high quality dental bridges and Dr. Greer makes certain that your procedure will be essentially pain free. Once he has numbed the area, the teeth that sit next to gap in your mouth will be prepared to receive the bridge. A scan will be performed so that there is no need to take conventional-style impressions. Then, a bridge will be fabricated on site and set permanently in your mouth.
Successful bridge placement requires healthy gum tissue. Therefore, it is important for patients to follow proper oral hygiene regimens, floss and brush twice daily and stick to a schedule of regular office visits.
If missing teeth have been hampering your smile and self esteem, you are among those in the Fairhope, AL area who may greatly benefit from having a dental bridge placed. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry stands ready to provide you with an informational consultation to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution.