A dental bridge is a restorative piece that is designed to take the place of a single missing tooth as well as multiple teeth. Dental bridges simply serve to fill the space that lies between existing teeth when disease or dental injury has caused the loss of a natural tooth. It is important to replace missing teeth in order to maintain proper oral health. Replacing missing teeth will also help protect your overall physical health. When teeth are missing, the entire bite, smile, chewing function can be effected. Not only that, but issues with the teeth around the missing tooth can develop. A dental bridge will provide much needed strength to teeth that have been damaged. A bridge will also work to make the appearance, shape and color of teeth much more appealing. A dental bridge is permanently cemented into your mouth. Unlike dentures, bridges are not removable and stay in place.
Here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL, Dr. Phillip Greer and his assistants are skilled at providing patients with high quality dental bridges. Dr. Greer makes certain that your procedure will be as painless as possible. Here is how it works: Once Dr. Greer has numbed the area, the teeth that sit next to gap in your mouth will be reduced down to receive the bridge. The bridge area will then be scanned, which is a technically advanced way of doing impressions. Then, a bridge will be created and cemented permanently in your mouth.
Successful bridge placement requires healthy gum tissue. Because of this, it is imperative that patients practice proper oral hygiene regimens, such as flossing and brushing twice daily. It is also very important to schedule regular office visits. If missing teeth have been preventing you from showing off your smile, you are among the many in our area who could benefit tremendously from a dental bridge. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry is ready to provide you with a free consultation to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you!